Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum

Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museumBy Kawa Omar MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – After two and a half years under Islamic State control, all that is left in Mosul’s museum are the traces of looting and destruction. Inside the rubble-strewn building, where militants filmed themselves destroying ancient artifacts, the large stone wing of a statue of lamassu — an Assyrian winged bull deity — lies on the dusty floor among other broken remnants of the past. A block engraved with Arabic Islamic calligraphy lies close by, and some Islamic manuscripts have been left undamaged.



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