There is evidence that attempts to burn the building down were made, and Assyrian Christian holy books were also burnt. Surrounded by hills, al-Qaryatain is km 60 miles west of the ancient city of Palmyra, which government forces recaptured from Islamic State on 27 March.
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Bones of a Christian saint have been discovered amid the rubble of an ancient Syrian monastery which was blown up by Islamic State. A burnt and destroyed altar in a church at the monastery of Syriac Catholic Saint Elian, who lived in the fifth century AD, in the town of al-Qaryatain, one of the last Islamic State strongholds in central Syria. No trivia or quizzes yet. An Associated Press crew was among the first journalists to enter Qaryatain and witnessed the destruction wrought on the once-thriving Christian community and its fifth-century monastery, which was bulldozed by the extremist group last summer. By Sam Tonkin For Mailonline. Some have simply vanished.
Palmyra, located about miles northeast of Damascus, dates back to the second millennium B. The city was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world and has been home to Arabic, Aramaic, and Greco-Roman culture.
ISIS took contro l of Palmyra last year and subsequently demolished some of its best-known monuments, such as the Temple of Ba'al. Follow James Rogers on Twitter jamesjrogers.
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Some have simply vanished. Days after the militants publicly beheaded an year-old antiquities scholar in nearby Palmyra last August, the militants posted photos on social media that showed them leveling the St Elian Monastery with bulldozers.
The Bones of St. Isis has 2 ratings and 1 review. Cyn said: Won this book on Library Thing; it's a short story, and that's not the type I usually read bu. The bones of a saint have been discovered among the ruins of an ancient monastery in the Christian town of al-Qaryatain, liberated from ISIS.
They also trashed an ancient church next to the Assyrian Christian monastery, and desecrated a nearby cemetery, breaking the crosses and smashing name plates. It was dated August 15, The officer said the Syrian army would now turn east to capture the next IS-held town of Sukhneh, on the road between Palmyra and Deir el-Zour near the Iraqi border.
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Web Resources Jobs Advertising Subscribe. St Elian monastery, in the recaptured town of Qaryatain, was bulldozed by the terrorist group last summer The bones of a saint have reportedly been discovered among the ruins of a monastery in the Syrian town of Qaryatain, which was recaptured from ISIS on Sunday.