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ISIS thugs take a hammer to civilisation: Priceless 3,000-year-old artworks smashed to pieces in minutes as militants destroy Mosul museum
Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artifacts at a museum in the northern city of Mosul
- Extremists used power drills and sledgehammers to smash ancient items
- They wrecked a series of 3,000-year-old statues at museum in Mosul, Iraq
- One vandal says items being destroyed because they promoted idolatry
- Comes after thugs destroyed thousands of books at Mosul Public Library
Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures in Iraq dating back thousands of years.
Extremists used sledgehammers and power drills to smash ancient artwork as they rampaged through a museum in the northern city of Mosul.
Video footage shows a group of bearded men in the Nineveh Museum using tools to wreck 3,000-year-old statues after pushing them over.
Militant uses a power tool to destroy a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity at the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq. The statue dates back to the 9th century B.C.