Archeology

Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers – and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

A Lebanese-French archaeologist tells Robert Fisk about her unique answer to a unique crime By Robert Fisk, The Independent   So why is Isis blowing to pieces the greatest artefacts of ancient history in Syria and Iraq? The archeologist Joanne Farchakh has a unique answer to a unique crime. First, […]

Isis ‘bulldozes’ Nimrud: UNESCO condemns destruction of ancient Assyrian site as a ‘war crime’

Iraq’s antiquities ministry said the extremists continue to ‘defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity’ HEATHER SAUL , HENRY AUSTIN Isis militants intensified their efforts to destroy invaluable historical landmarks in Iraq after “bulldozing” the ancient Assyrian archaeological site of Nimrud near Mosul. The antiquities ministry […]

Isis 'bulldozes' Nimrud: UNESCO condemns destruction of ancient Assyrian site as a 'war crime'

Iraq’s antiquities ministry said the extremists continue to ‘defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity’ HEATHER SAUL , HENRY AUSTIN Isis militants intensified their efforts to destroy invaluable historical landmarks in Iraq after “bulldozing” the ancient Assyrian archaeological site of Nimrud near Mosul. The antiquities ministry […]