The arch of Palmyra comes to Arona

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.

From the end of April it will be installed near the museum dedicated to the guardian of Palmyra. Before the attack of the jihadists, the Arch of Palmyra as it appeared in the picture below. It dated back to the period between the late second century and the beginning of the third century A.D. and was the symbol of the ancient glories of the Syrian cities. It was renovated in the thirties but then almost completely destroyed in 2015 during an attack of Isis militias.

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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.

The "New York Times" has included the Arch of Palmyra playing in the trio of the most symbolic works of 2016 along with the floating walkway Christo "The Floating Piers': if the analysis will prove to be correct, this year could reach Lake Major least dream about the sensational attention obtained last year from Lake Iseo.
Visitors can walk under an arch made almost 2000 years ago, and rebuilt in scale today. Cross it will be unique and out of time, unfortunately unique in the Syrian city torn apart. They already tried tens of thousands of people, first in Trafalgar Square in London and then at Manhattan's City hall in New York park. Since the US port operates sailed to reach Europe across the Atlantic and then stay a few months in Piazza San Graziano, Arona, with an in-depth exhibition in the archaeological museum that will look down on the monument.


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".

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