Destroyed stone sarcophagus of Syriac Catholic Saint Elian

Saints’ bones among rubble of Syrian monastery destroyed by ISIS

Bones of Christian saints have been uncovered in the remains of a Syrian monastery blown up by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants last year.

Reporters published footage and photos from Mar Elian monastery as they entered the town of Al-Qaryatain yesterday, after it was recaptured by Syrian government forces.

  • Waffle

    Another piece of history destroyed.

    “We don’t need no education
    We don’t need no thought control
    . . .
    After all, it’s just another brick in the wall”;

  • And people still think this isn’t an attack against Christianity?

    It’s time to make glass out of Mecca.

  • mauser 98

    these stone age reptiles will get theirs

  • xavier

    Hi all

    Actually the fact that the saints’ bones didn’the disintegrate is miraculous enough and significant. If these can be hidden or taken out for safekeeping I won’the surprised if they make a triumphant return