Destroyed Monuments
of the last century

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1860: British and French troops destroy the Summer Palace in Beijing

1936: The Crystal Palace in London was destroyed by fire on 30 November 1936.

1941: Bombing of the Frauenkirche in Dresden

1944 Bombing of the monastery of Monte Cassino

1950: A madman burns the Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto

1954: China demolishes the Gate of China in Beijing (now the site of Mao's mausoleum)

1959: China destroys hundreds of Buddhist monuments in Tibet including Ganden Monastery

1964: The Guatemalan government destroys Temple 33 in Tikal

1966-76: Mao's Cultural Revolution destroys much of China's historical heritage (more than 10,000 temples, churches, monasteries, statues, etc)

White Horse Temple, Luoyang. Oldest Buddhist temple in China. Some historical artifacts are still missing.[25]

Famen Buddhist Temple, Shaanxi

1993: Croat militias destry the Stari Most in Bosnia

1991: Serbia's bombing of Dubrovnik

1992: Hindu extremists destroy the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya (India)

2001: The Taliban dynamite the Buddhas of Bamyan (Afghanistan)

2001: Al Qaeda destroys the World Trade Center

2003: Bam earthquake

2006: Sunni extremists destroy the dome of the Al-Askari Mosque in Samarra

2015: ISIS' destruction of Palmyra

2015: Nepal earthquake in 2015 demolished the heritage Dharahara tower in Kathmandu

2015: ISIS destroys Nimrud

2015: Saudi Arabia's bombing of Yemen's ancient cities

2019: Fire of Notre Dame

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