Monday, March 13, 2017

Mosul Museum report

Many of the ancient "idolatrous" artifacts ISIS thought they destroyed in the Mosul Museum were actually plaster replicas or fakes. Three-quarters of the museum's collections were not in the museum at the time. They had been sent to Baghdad because the was museum was going to be renovated.  Still, a quarter of the actual artifacts in the museum's collection and the replicas were intentionally destroyed by ISIS two years ago, notably the huge winged bulls, symbols of the ancient Syrian empire. I am really relieved to hear this. I hope the surviving artifacts are still in good condition and continue to survive the onslaught of cultural resources. Read more about it here http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/12/middleeast/mosul-museum-isis/index.html

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