Friday, March 06, 2015

IS destroys ancient Assyrian statues

The BBC has some disturbing and affecting video of the IS destroying irreplaceable 3,000-year-old statues in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq.
I don't mean to suggest that this represents a greater crime than the IS's killings of people, but it does give a good indication of just how ill-advised and benighted these people are. They really believe that such ancient statues are "false idols" which need to be destroyed. They are basically clueless, blinded by their religious obsession and hatred to almost everything else, including the value of history and culture.
Certainly, it is a poignant and heartrending experience to watch these ancient monuments - some of the oldest art in the world - being wilfully broken up and destroyed by these ignorant schmucks.

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