IS Continues Assault on Heritage

By Patrick Schmidt.

The Iraqi Director of Antiquities has confirmed that the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) destroyed portions of the historical city of Dur-Sharrukin (Khorsabad).

The city was once a capital for the Assyrian Empire. The militants also ransacked the Mosul Museum and destroyed other artifacts in the Mosul Library.

The group has also severely damaged the historical cities of Nimrud and Hatra.

The only historical site that has remained untouched by the IS is the historical Assyrian capital of Ashur.

The destruction of these sites is part of the groups campaign to “erase the history of humanity.”

(Source: The Guardian)

(Khorsabad image via Shutterstock)

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