iraq’s ancient history neglected in ninawa: ‘just piles of old stones’

05 Jan 2012 10:44 AM | Anonymous

iraq’s ancient history neglected in ninawa: ‘just piles of old stones’
 | عربي | کوردی
niqash | Saleh Elias | Mosul | 05.01.2012 Iraq is home to some of the world’s most important artefacts of human history. Yet in Ninawa, archaeological sites are being sold off for residential compounds, used as refugee camps or for military bases.

 

The doors are closed and the entire building is in darkness. Inside, there are only echoes. Even the red lights one can see don’t give a friendlier impression. And, critics say, the lifeless state of the Mosul Museum, second only to Baghdad’s museums in the ancient and historic treasures it once housed, is just a symbol of how important archaeological sites and Iraq’s ancient history is being ignored by authorities here. 

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