Iraq's archaeological treasures at risk of destruction by ISIL

18 Aug 2014 7:24 AM | Anonymous

Iraq's archaeological treasures at risk of

Members of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) in July seized the Mosul Museum of Cultural Heritage, officials at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities confirmed.

Urging Iraqis to help authorities track and retrieve the stolen antiquities and collectibles, officials lamented the loss of property and archaeological treasures.

Built in 1952, the Mosul Museum is the second largest and oldest museum in the country, following the National Museum in Baghdad.

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