Don't Be Surprised by ISIS Destroying History
Nimrud Relief, Assyria (Iraq), circa 883–859 BCE. Fertilizing the Tree of Life. LA County Museum.
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To view the destruction of ancient sites and artefacts as the irrational acts of a death cult is to miss the point. Like its policies of genocide and enslavement, this is driven by clear goals and religious justifications.
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