Of Interest: Destruction of Iraqi Antiquities

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The deliberate destruction and looting of antiquities in Mosul seems to have reached a crescendo with the release [Feb 26] of videos showing Islamic State militants blowing up pre-Islamic heritage sites and sledgehammering Assyrian monuments and statues:

Sam Hardy's Conflict Antiquities blog: Islamic State has toppled, sledgehammered and jackhammered (drilled out) artefacts in Mosul Museum and at Nineveh

Christopher Jones's Gates of Nineveh blog: ISIS destroys several more sites in Mosul and Tal Afar

Peter Knupfer, Michigan State University