Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Palmyra Arch in Trafalgar Square
The scale model - 20 ft high - is two-thirds the original size, and made of Egyptian marble. It was created using 3D technology, using photographs of the arch built by the Romans.
The director-general of antiquities and museums in Syria, Professor Dr Maamoun Abdulkarin, said the arch was a 'message of peace' and that plans to rebuild Palmyra - a Unesco World Heritage site - should be treated as a global mission.
The arch will be on display in London until April 22, then travel to cities such as New York and Dubai before finding a permanent home near its original location.