Friday, February 27, 2015

Smashing Museums

ISIS Video Smashing Ancient Iraq Artifacts 

The Islamic State released a video showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts at the Mosul Museum in northern Iraq. The artifacts destroyed included several large Assyrian statues which date back to as early as the 7th century.
(NBC News)

Islamic State Selling Looted Syrian Art in London - Daniela Deane

Almost 100 Syrian artifacts looted by the Islamic State have been smuggled into Britain and sold to raise money for the extremist group's activities, art crime experts and archaeologists have warned.

The items include gold and silver Byzantine coins as well as Roman pottery and glass worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the London Times reported Wednesday.
(Washington Post)

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