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3000 year-old Assyrian artefacts destroyed in Syria

According to a report by APSA2011, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has destroyed Assyrian statues and artifacts believed to be 3000 years old. The Assyrian archaeological artifacts were illegally excavated from the Tell Ajaja site.

3000 year-old Assyrian artefacts destroyed in Syria
3000 year-old Assyrian artefacts destroyed in Syria
3000 year-old Assyrian artefacts destroyed in Syria
3000 year-old Assyrian artefacts destroyed in Syria
3000 year-old Assyrian artefacts destroyed in Syria

Looting of Assyrian artifacts was also carried out in Iraq soon after 2003 by Al-Qaeda, which sold the artifacts to finance its operations. The looting occurred at the Baghdad Museum as well as archaeological sites which were left unguarded as a result of the collapse of the government of Saddam Hussein.

Source: AINA [May 17, 2014]
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