Tombs as well as mosques have been reduced to rubble, courtesy Iraq News News

Blowing up Mosul's historic mosques is 'a war crime'

British archaeologist and peer compares loss to the destruction of an English medieval cathedral (Tombs as well as mosques have been reduced to rubble, courtesy Iraq News) Published online: 28 July 2014
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Islamic militants destroy Muslim shrine in Mosul

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Getty gong for Lord Rothschild

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Published online: 25 July 2014

US and South Korea join forces to protect cultural heritage

Governments sign first memorandum of understanding concerning recovery and restitution of stolen property

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Italian culture minister pledges to give museums more autonomy

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Published online: 25 July 2014

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