Temple Of Bel (I) (Interactive 3D Experience)
The Temple of Bel (Arabic: معبد بل), was an ancient temple located in Palmyra, Syria. The temple, consecrated to the Mesopotamian god Bel, worshiped at Palmyra in triad with the lunar god Aglibol and the sun god Yarhibol, formed the center of religious life in Palmyra and was dedicated in 32 CE. Its ruins were considered among the best preserved at Palmyra, until they were further destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in August 2015. The arched main entrance into the temple is still intact. This archival digital model of the temple was completely created from crowd sourced photographs, and the environment was reconstructed from viewing further images of the site. This is an ongoing project that will improve with time and more donated imagery of the site to Arc/k Project. Read the blog post in the Affiliated Institution/Organization Link to learn more.
- The destruction of the 2,000-year-old temple of Bel, August 25, 2015. (IS social media account via AP, File)
- Ancient City of Palmyra
- Homs Governorate