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World news about “Archaeology” published by euronews.

27/02 14:05 CET

ISIL destruction of Iraqi antiquities a ‘major security issue,’ says UNESCO

ISIL destruction of Iraqi antiquities a ‘major security issue,’ says UNESCO

UNESCO has condemned the destruction of a collection of priceless statues and sculptures by hardline Islamists in northern Iraq. In a startling video published online, Islamic State members wield sledgehammers and drills to attack the artefacts, some of them identified as…