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Cultural heritage destroyed in wars

February 27, 2015, 16:24 UTC+3
Islamic state militants destroyed ancient artifacts in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq
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Islamic state militants with sledgehammers destroying ancient artifacts in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq
Islamic state militants with sledgehammers destroying ancient artifacts in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq
Islamic state militants with sledgehammers destroying ancient artifacts in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq
© AP Photo via militant social media account
In July 2012 Islamists of the Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) destroyed two tombs at the Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: Djingareyber Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site
In July 2012 Islamists of the Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) destroyed two tombs at the Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: Djingareyber Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site
In July 2012 Islamists of the Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) destroyed two tombs at the Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: Djingareyber Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site
© AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
Tombs at the Timbuktu’s mausoleums damaged because of attacks by the Islamist radicals in northern Mali
Tombs at the Timbuktu’s mausoleums damaged because of attacks by the Islamist radicals in northern Mali
Tombs at the Timbuktu’s mausoleums damaged because of attacks by the Islamist radicals in northern Mali
© AP Photo/Baba Ahmed
In January 2014 centuries-old artifacts in the Museum of Islamic Artifacts in Cairo were destroyed by a bombing that ripped through the nearby  police headquarters. Photo: UNESCO delegation at the museum
In January 2014 centuries-old artifacts in the Museum of Islamic Artifacts in Cairo were destroyed by a bombing that ripped through the nearby  police headquarters. Photo: UNESCO delegation at the museum
In January 2014 centuries-old artifacts in the Museum of Islamic Artifacts in Cairo were destroyed by a bombing that ripped through the nearby police headquarters. Photo: UNESCO delegation at the museum
© AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Damages inside the Museum of Islamic Artifacts after a car bombing in Cairo, Egypt
Damages inside the Museum of Islamic Artifacts after a car bombing in Cairo, Egypt
Damages inside the Museum of Islamic Artifacts after a car bombing in Cairo, Egypt
© AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil
1600 years old Buddha caves in Bamiyan valley, destroyed by the Taliban in 2001
1600 years old Buddha caves in Bamiyan valley, destroyed by the Taliban in 2001
1600 years old Buddha caves in Bamiyan valley, destroyed by the Taliban in 2001
© EPA/SYED JAN SABAWOON
In December 2014 satellite monitoring of eighteen territories in Syria showed that considerable losses were inflicted on dozens of objects of cultural value. Photo: View of ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, which is believed to be founded by King Solomon
In December 2014 satellite monitoring of eighteen territories in Syria showed that considerable losses were inflicted on dozens of objects of cultural value. Photo: View of ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, which is believed to be founded by King Solomon
In December 2014 satellite monitoring of eighteen territories in Syria showed that considerable losses were inflicted on dozens of objects of cultural value. Photo: View of ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, which is believed to be founded by King Solomon
© EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI
More than 290 objects of cultural value in Syria, which are on the UN list of world cultural heritage, were either damaged or destroyed during the civil war in Syria. Photo: A destroyed pottery shop inside the Old City of Aleppo, Syria, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site
More than 290 objects of cultural value in Syria, which are on the UN list of world cultural heritage, were either damaged or destroyed during the civil war in Syria. Photo: A destroyed pottery shop inside the Old City of Aleppo, Syria, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site
More than 290 objects of cultural value in Syria, which are on the UN list of world cultural heritage, were either damaged or destroyed during the civil war in Syria. Photo: A destroyed pottery shop inside the Old City of Aleppo, Syria, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site
© AP Photo/Monica Prieto, File
Minaret of 12th century Umayyad mosque before it was destroyed by the shelling, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria
Minaret of 12th century Umayyad mosque before it was destroyed by the shelling, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria
Minaret of 12th century Umayyad mosque before it was destroyed by the shelling, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria
© AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, File
Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle was shelled in August 2012. Photo: General view of Crac des Chevaliers in Syria
Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle was shelled in August 2012. Photo: General view of Crac des Chevaliers in Syria
Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle was shelled in August 2012. Photo: General view of Crac des Chevaliers in Syria
© AP Photo/Dusan Vranic
Belongings of Syrian rebels inside a chapel at Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle, in Syria
Belongings of Syrian rebels inside a chapel at Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle, in Syria
Belongings of Syrian rebels inside a chapel at Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle, in Syria
© AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File
Free Syrian Army fighters at an old Turkish bath, or hamam, which was turned into a rebel base, in the souk of the old city of Aleppo city, Syria. The site was later burned
Free Syrian Army fighters at an old Turkish bath, or hamam, which was turned into a rebel base, in the souk of the old city of Aleppo city, Syria. The site was later burned
Free Syrian Army fighters at an old Turkish bath, or hamam, which was turned into a rebel base, in the souk of the old city of Aleppo city, Syria. The site was later burned
© AP Photo/Hussein Malla
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Islamic state militants with sledgehammers destroying ancient artifacts in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq
© AP Photo via militant social media account
In July 2012 Islamists of the Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) destroyed two tombs at the Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, Mali. Photo: Djingareyber Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site
© AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
Tombs at the Timbuktu’s mausoleums damaged because of attacks by the Islamist radicals in northern Mali
© AP Photo/Baba Ahmed
In January 2014 centuries-old artifacts in the Museum of Islamic Artifacts in Cairo were destroyed by a bombing that ripped through the nearby police headquarters. Photo: UNESCO delegation at the museum
© AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Damages inside the Museum of Islamic Artifacts after a car bombing in Cairo, Egypt
© AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil
1600 years old Buddha caves in Bamiyan valley, destroyed by the Taliban in 2001
© EPA/SYED JAN SABAWOON
In December 2014 satellite monitoring of eighteen territories in Syria showed that considerable losses were inflicted on dozens of objects of cultural value. Photo: View of ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, which is believed to be founded by King Solomon
© EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI
More than 290 objects of cultural value in Syria, which are on the UN list of world cultural heritage, were either damaged or destroyed during the civil war in Syria. Photo: A destroyed pottery shop inside the Old City of Aleppo, Syria, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site
© AP Photo/Monica Prieto, File
Minaret of 12th century Umayyad mosque before it was destroyed by the shelling, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria
© AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, File
Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle was shelled in August 2012. Photo: General view of Crac des Chevaliers in Syria
© AP Photo/Dusan Vranic
Belongings of Syrian rebels inside a chapel at Crac des Chevaliers, the world's best preserved medieval Crusader castle, in Syria
© AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File
Free Syrian Army fighters at an old Turkish bath, or hamam, which was turned into a rebel base, in the souk of the old city of Aleppo city, Syria. The site was later burned
© AP Photo/Hussein Malla

Islamic state militants published video showing destruction of statues and ancient artefacts in Mosul's museum. Earlier IS fighters blown up the central library in Mosul, the second largest city of Iraq. 10 thousand books were destroyed, including rare copies on culture, philosophy, Arab history, and hundreds of manuscripts. More than 290 objects of cultural value in Syria, which are on the UN list of world cultural heritage, were either damaged or destroyed during the civil war in Syria. Cultural heritage lost in wars - in photo gallery by TASS.

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