The arch destroyed by ISIS in Syria will live in S.Graziano square of Arona and will be the only Italian leg of the play made between Oxford and Carrara.
After London and New York, the Palmyra Arch will come to Arona in April 29; The international event will be called "Passing through, moving forward": more than five meters high, the monument was reconstructed using digital images and 3D printing by the Institute for Digital Archeology at Oxford and was carried out by a company of Carrara. The symbol of the historic Syrian city destroyed by ISIS was inaugurated in front of the archaeological museum last September entitled to Khaled al-Asaad, the archaeologist-custodian of the site of Palmyra, killed by a jihadist group.
It all started with a stage
It all started with an English girl who has participated in a summer internship in the Arona museum: It is dedicated to Khaled al-Asaad, she remembered the monument exhibited in London. So, thanks to his father's contacts, Arona was chosen to be the only Italian stage: "We never miss a chance - says Mayor Alberto Gusmeroli - and for this we thank Olivia and his father Chris Neil-Jones, as well Aleky Karenowska Institute for Digital Archeology and director of the museum Luciana Found, Councilor Chiara Fall and Nadia Pirali the municipality that have worked to achieve this remarkable goal. It will be another great tourist attraction and strong symbolic event for our city. " The reconstruction has not only a historical and archaeological significance, but also technology: "It 'an example - concluded the mayor - of how to recreate what is gone, partly as a result of natural disasters, such as earthquakes recently occurred in Italy".