Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

31 Mar 2015 8:55 AM | Anonymous

Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

Assyrian relics that have stood for 3,000 years smashed and desecrated. Ruins from Babylonian times bombed and bulldozed. Scrolls and shrines ravaged from Somalia to Timbuktu.

Museum directors, archaeologists, collectors and others with a fierce passion for safeguarding antiquities have been united in their disgust as Islamic militants make a show of ravaging artifacts from the ancient world

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