A general view of the renowned Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers near the Syria-Lebanon border after Syrian regime forces seized the fortress. AFP
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Reconstructions of some of Syria's most spectacular archaeological sites in 3-D go online Tuesday after a big push to digitize the war-torn country's threatened heritage.Hundreds of important heritage sites have been sacked or destroyed during the five-year conflict, with the destruction of the first-century temples of Bel and Baalshamin in the ancient desert city of Palmyra causing a global outcry.It has handed out 5,000 low-cost 3-D cameras to archaeologists and NGOs with the hope of gathering a million images of threatened sites.
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