4.04.2015

ISIS at Hatra

A month or so back the Iraqi Minister of Culture was making wild claims ISIS had destroyed various archaeological sites including Hatra. That was wild propaganda, but ... well it unfortunately put ideas into the heads of ISIS and became a self-fulfilling prophecy and this video was released overnight:



The ISIS propaganda video of the damage at Mosul Museum was framed more as a sermon against icons, whilst this one is designed to look more like a video game. The damage is bad, and obviously in an ideal world archaeological sites would not be damaged, but this is the work of a few men and damage not complete inihilation.

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