[-empyre-] language, reporting the virtually true
daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Wed Nov 5 09:47:16 EST 2014
You know, I've been wondering about this: since the Taliban blew up the
Buddhas and then with the destruction of the domed mosques and
manuscripts in Mali and environs, and now this.
I wonder if there shouldn't be an emergency scanning fund that would
help pay for capture of threatened built heritage. Maybe some kind of
On 2014-11-04 03:43 PM, Alan Sondheim wrote:
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> Yes, I think, it can be lost, erased, this is the heart of anguish -
> "BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants have executed 85 more members of the
> AlbuNimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week
> in retaliation for resistance to the group's territorial advances, a
> tribal leader and security official said on Saturday.
> Sheikh Naeem al-Ga'oud, one of the tribe's leaders, told Reuters that
> Islamic State killed 50 displaced members of Albu Nimr on Friday. In a
> separate incident, a security official said 35 bodies were found in a
> mass grave."
> "Nearly a thousand years old the first of its kind in Iraq, according
> to Archnet, and one of the last six standing, according to Iraq
> Heritage the distinctive muqarnas-domed mausoleum is now a statistic.
> The tomb of Shia Uqaylid amir Sharaf ad-Dawla Muslim is one of a
> number of sites that have been destroyed recently. Preceded by the
> Shrine of Arbaeen Wali (for 40 martyrs in the Islamic conquest of
> Tikrit) and the Syrian Orthodox Green Church of Mar Ahudama in late
> September, followed by the Yezidi Shrine of Mem Rean (Meme Reshan) in
> late October, the Mausoleum of Imam al-Daur was destroyed by the
> Islamic State on October 23."
> And then what is there? anthropologists? archeologists? dust?
> - Alan
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Daniel Paul O'Donnell
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