Race in Iraq and Syria to Record and Shield Art Falling to ISIS

09 Mar 2015 7:30 AM | Anonymous

Race in Iraq and Syria to Record and Shield Art Falling to ISIS 

BAGHDAD — In those areas of Iraq and Syria controlled by the Islamic State, residents are furtively recording on their cellphones damage done to antiquities by the extremist group. In northern Syria, museum curators have covered precious mosaics with sealant and sandbags.

And at Baghdad’s recently reopened National Museum of Iraq, new iron bars protect galleries of ancient artifacts from the worst-case scenario

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/09/world/middleeast/race-in-iraq-and-syria-to-record-and-shield-art-falling-to-isis.html?_r=0 

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