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IS viser bilder av antikke statuer fra Palmyra som ødelegges med slegge. De skal ha arrestert en mann som forsøkte å smugle ut seks statuer. Bildene viser ødeleggelsene av dem og pisking av mannen.

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Six statues are shown being hit with sledgehammers while a crowd looks on.

The jihadist group said the statues had been seized from a smuggler, who was pictured being whipped as a punishment.

Meanwhile, the UN’s cultural agency has said antiquities plundered by IS from sites in Iraq and Syria have ended up with collectors in the UK.

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Syria’s antiquities director Maamoun Abdelkarim said on Thursday the IS group had destroyed a 2,000-year-old statue of a lion from the Palmyra ruins.

Mr Abdelkarim called the destruction of the three-metre (10ft) statue, known as the Lion of al-Lat, «the most serious crime [IS has] committed against Palmyra’s heritage.»

Når man ser det fantastiske kunstverket av løven og antilopen den holder mellom bena, forstår man at IS er i stand til alt.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33369701

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