Mari was the first city invaded by ISIS five years ago. Few kilometers away from Iraqi border, this 5000-year-old Mesopotamian ancient city has been plundered and destroyed with explosives on Saturday.
Two years after Palmyra’s destruction, Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) published a document sent by the city’s guard who alert that the oldest palace of the world has been trashed by ISIS soldiers.
⭕ L’Isis distrugge il più antico edificio del mondo
Pubblicate le foto della devastazione della città di Mari, una delle più antiche della storia dell’umanitàhttps://t.co/xUFuiJhGSa pic.twitter.com/A44oUZqt3j
— Archaeology in Syria (@AinSyria) March 31, 2018
Built in 2900 BC, it was the last example of this period’s edifice and listed as UNESCO World Heritage.