Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museumIt was once home to priceless archaeological treasures, but these days you get into Mosul museum in Iraq’s second city via a gaping hole in the basement. In the darkness lies a pile of rubble — all that remains of two ancient Assyrian statues of winged bulls, smashed to pieces by Islamic State group jihadists. Iraqi forces announced that they retook the building from IS on Tuesday as they pushed into west Mosul as part of a vast offensive to oust the jihadists from the northern city.



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