Day: May 1, 2021

Museums and Heritage

After ISIS’ Terrors, The Mosul Cultural Museum Begins Rising

ISIS’s extremist forces waged for total dominance of the city for three years. Most of the ancient artifacts in the Mosul Cultural Museum had been demolished or stolen by the time Iraqi government forces liberated Mosul in July 2017.
An international alliance was rapidly formed to save what was left, with experts from the many institutions coordinating the effort. The project has now moved on to the second phase, which involves attempting to restore the 1970s-era structure.
The majority of the broken antiquities are still in inventory, pending restoration. Even though this may seem to be a minor victory in the Mosul war’s…

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