As Iraqi Troops Reclaim Mosul Museum, Its Destruction by ISIS Is Revealed

  • 2017-03-30
  • Art Net

After the Iraqi army reclaimed government buildings and the museum in Mosul from ISIS last Tuesday, March 7, it was revealed this weekend that the museum, which once contained many priceless, unique artifacts, had been almost completely cleared out and destroyed by the militant group.

The memory of the images broadcast by ISIS of members of the group smashing large statues and antiquities from the museum will still be present in people’s minds. Once Iraqi forces had secured areas of west Mosul and reporters could enter the museum on Saturday, it emerged that the museum—which had been used as a base during the fighting—had also been completely cleared out and decimated.