Islamic State destroys ancient statues

The Islamic State group has released a video showing the destruction of statues in Iraq.

The video shows statues being smashed using sledgehammers in what looks like a museum in the city of Mosul.

The video, which was released on Islamic State social media sites, shows mean dressed in all black pushing over statues and smashing them using sledgehammers and then using drills to further destroy the rubble.

Specialists say the artefacts are unique and priceless. One of the statues destroyed is a winged bull that dates back to the 9th century BC.

Statues were also shown being destroyed at an archaeological site known as the Nergal Gate.

One of the militants in the video describes the artefacts as “false idols” meaning they should not be worshipped or admired and justifies the destruction in religious terms.

The destruction of the statues follows recent reports that the Islamic State group burnt down Mosul Library, which housed over 8,000 ancient manuscripts.



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jasmine
5 years ago

this is not good :%

DubWub
DubWub
5 years ago

They are really bad people.

javahne1
javahne1
5 years ago

whoa

lukeh
lukeh
5 years ago

Not good at all

teenytiny
teenytiny
5 years ago

Iraq ???

edenhazard
edenhazard
5 years ago

why would you do that

af14019
af14019
5 years ago

Why would they do that?

Nat
Nat
5 years ago

Not very good

Nat
Nat
5 years ago

Very very bad

samsmith123
samsmith123
5 years ago

sad man i would love to keep those.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

That sounds creepy

Xxx_Soren_xxX
Xxx_Soren_xxX
5 years ago

ISIS is really messed up in so many ways. They’re not terrorists, they’re just plain old criminals.

batman11
batman11
5 years ago

sad sad I like those statutes i wish i had them all

sad

sad

sad

Joez687
5 years ago

WOW……if we could see their faces, they could go to jail

piper
piper
4 years ago

WOW

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