The ancient slabs were found during the excavation of the Mashki Gate, partially destroyed by Islamic State militants in 2016.
They were removing “signs of idolatry.” That’s what an ISIS fighter said in a video published online Saturday.
The destruction at the Mosul Museum raises questions about why certain items were destroyed, while others were spared.
A video released on Thursday by ISIS shows members of the terrorist organization destroying ancient Assyrian artifacts at the Mosul Museum and the nearby Nineveh archaeological site.
Since our last report in early July, the destruction by the Islamic State has not stopped.
The militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been destroying the artistic and religious heritage of Iraq and Syria as they continue to impose their fundamentalist Sunni doctrine on the lands they’ve occupied.