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IS might have destroyed Mosul’s ancient statues, but humanity will have the last laugh

The militant group has created a monument to its own barbarism

By Sameer Rahim  
Two ISIS men destory a statue in the Mosul Museum

Two ISIS men destory a statue in the Mosul Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s something deeply upsetting about the film of IS militants in Mosul attacking ancient monuments with hammers and drills. The Assyrian and Akkadian statues, dating back thousands of years, are a testament to Mesopotamia’s rich history. Mere stone isn’t worth much next to the human life IS has destroyed; but their vandalism is still a powerful emblem of the violence the militants…

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