Posts Tagged ‘isis’

Traces of Looting and Destruction

 

  • Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP
  • Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP
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  • Photo/Reuters

The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins, with exhibition halls housing piles of rubble and the basement filled with ankle-deep drifts of ash.

ISIS Destruction and Looting of Antiquities

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  • Destruction of what appears to be a Sufi Shrine
  • Destruction of what appears to be a Sufi Shrine
  • A photo posted by ISIS showing the destruction of religious sites
  • Destroyed Armenian Genocide Memorial in Syria
  • A mosque being blown up by ISIS

The rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) has seen untold damage done to the Middle East’s cultural heritage sites.