Muslimpress:Syrian officials said that Islamic State has destructed the ancient temple of Palmyra in Baalshamin on Sunday. As IS wrest the control of Palmyre in May the fear over destruction of monuments rose. This is while on Sunday (yesterday) the Syrian officials declared the terrorist group has demolished the ancient Palmyra’s temple. According to archaeologists the temple was built nearly 2,000 years ago and was primarily a Roman era arteifact. It was dedicated to the Phoenician god of storms and fertilising rains. While, Syria's head of antiquities was quoted as saying the temple was blown up on Sunday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that it happened a month ago. IS has already destroyed some other ancient sites in Iraq. The Palmyra’s temple is said to be looked after by an archaeologist for four decades who was beheaded by the militant group last month. As the SOHR claims that ISIS had sent them the destruction pictures one month ago the Syrian witnesses say that they have heard the bomb sound yesterday when the temple was being destructed. The group has also published photos of what they said was the destruction of two Islamic shrines near Palmyra, which they described as "manifestations of polytheism".