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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Videos Show ISIS Smashing Assyrian Statues in the Mosul Museum

ISIS is not just kidnapping Assyrian Christians today; it is also destroying the heritage of Ancient Assyria. Videos of ISIS followers smashing the statuary in the Mosul Museum are circulating today:

Many reports, including here.

While some of the statues are said to be plaster casts, they have destroyed the famed winged bull of Nineveh. I hope to have more detail in a later post.

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