Terrorist group «Islamic state» published a video depicting how jihadists destroy historic monuments of the Hellenistic era.
Destroyed sculptures were discovered by the antiquities Department of Syria in the area Salihiya, near the Iraqi border. In the video it is reported that we are talking about the pagan idols, contrary to Islamic doctrine.
According to experts, often on these videos document the destruction of copies of ancient artifacts. The originals sold on the black market, the proceeds being used to pay for arms or go to the enrichment of the leaders.
However, there is no doubt that the jihadists have destroyed many priceless monuments of ancient culture – the tombs of biblical prophets, the walls of Mesopotamian cities, the temples of pagan. The damage to humanity is irreversible.