Monday, April 13, 2015

Lion of Ninivé, Mosul museum, art and war

Hi Pauline, 

That is heartbreaking. These thugs are destroying the world’s heritage and irreplaceable beauty. It’s a wonder that there are always a band of thugs every century who hate humanity and art and it’s a miracle that anything remains. At least we have photos of some of the art. The destruction is incomprehensible, and it’s so often done in the name of religion or utopian dream of something more important than life and beauty itself.


Assyrian: Dog in a lion hunt. Fragment of a relief in the British Museum

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