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Islamists destroyed an ancient monument near Iraqi Mosul

The terrorists of the Islamic State with the help of heavy machinery destroyed at Mosul the architectural monument “Gates of God”, erected about 2 thousands of years ago, reports report message of the newspaper The Independent.

“The gate was a structure guarding the entrance to the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, which was once the largest city in the world,” explains the newspaper.

According to eyewitnesses, "militants used military equipment to destroy the gate."

One of the newspaper’s sources also reported that “the terrorists DAISH (IG) dismantled part of the walls of Nineveh and sold stone blocks”.

This act of vandalism is not the first in Iraq. At the beginning of last year, the militants posted a video on the network, which depicted the destruction of the mosul museum, in particular, ancient sculptures.

In addition, the terrorists looted the library of Mosul. More than a thousand books were burned. Among them are ancient manuscripts recognized by UNESCO historical rarities. Many historic temples, churches and mosques were also destroyed.
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  1. Abbra
    Abbra April 13 2016 12: 58
    Well, what can you call the BATCHES that destroy the Great History? I personally have no words. I am announcing a contest for the best marking of these blds!
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z April 13 2016 13: 03
      And where is UNESCO, why are they silent, do not strain the "human rights" Americans ?!
      If Iraq would not have collapsed, maybe there would be no Igilites!
      1. Dad lawyer
        Dad lawyer April 13 2016 13: 10
        Demons in the flesh ... There is nothing sacred in them! And Russia is forced to negotiate with them?
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain April 13 2016 13: 20
      One word of nonhumans. History will cruelly avenge ignorance and scolding her, avenge even the bartender from ISIS, who destroyed the monument or who sitting in the office in the CIA office pushed this barmaley.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym April 13 2016 19: 15
        "dismantled .... and sold the stone blocks." The barbarian is the one who ordered all this. The man clearly had money and understood what he was doing and what value it was for humanity. To crush him with these blocks - some sheikh or "crazy" antique dealer, who will have to "hide" this (only as he will hide whole walls). Surely such a "reckless" has a famous amber room - he admires himself, but cannot show anyone - what kind of illness such people have !? hi
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 13 2016 12: 59
    and sold the stone blocks. ”

    Perhaps the Ottomans drove?
    1. HERMES
      HERMES April 13 2016 16: 34
      The time will come ... we will bury these ubl @ dkov under the same ruins.
    2. APASUS
      APASUS April 13 2016 20: 46
      Quote: aszzz888
      and sold the stone blocks. ”

      Perhaps the Ottomans drove?

      Why do the Ottomans need these stones?
      The world is full of connoisseurs of this story and for the most part they are located in the richest countries in Europe and America, while usually they do not have a protest that the historical value of entire nations is being destroyed.
      Please note that after the departure of the so-called opposition, everyone is standing at home with no windows. The whole house, but no windows.
      So recently, there was a report on German television on this situation. After the rebels arrived, the city was occupied by special brigades of looters who uproot windows, doors and everything that comes to hand is taken to special markets, where by the way there are a lot of Turkish resellers.
      Why is it that we do not show such reports?
  3. V.ic
    V.ic April 13 2016 12: 59
    What to take from the wretched ... ISIS and Bandera are twin brothers.
  4. Same lech
    Same lech April 13 2016 13: 02
    Gates of GOD ....

    now the gates of hell will be opened to them ... where instead of the huries they will be waited there by the furies ... unfortunate fools ... do not know what they are doing.
    1. HERMES
      HERMES April 13 2016 16: 35
      ..... and do to them what they were going to do to the 77 virgins in "paradise" am
  5. Wolverine
    Wolverine April 13 2016 13: 02
    It is incomprehensible to the mind why, in my opinion, this is the worst that planet earth knew. Maybe this is not people at all?
    1. Dad lawyer
      Dad lawyer April 13 2016 13: 14
      Quote: Wolverine
      It is incomprehensible to the mind why, in my opinion, this is the worst that planet earth knew. Maybe this is not people at all?

      That is how the tolerant west and Europe reasoned ... They will soon begin to destroy their relics and shrines and it has already begun.!
    2. vanavatny
      vanavatny April 13 2016 13: 18
      oh, spit out, in the end it’s just a herd of fanatical and uneducated rams behaving like pigs. The Middle Eastern sponsors and their patrons, who have already shown their animal cruelty to the world, for example, on August 6 and 9, 1945, and whose monstrous hypocrisy, thirst for profit and power can lead humanity to the edge of the abyss
  6. atamankko
    atamankko April 13 2016 13: 24
    Illiterate geeks who do not have a soul, but who consider the dollar to be god.
  7. Uncle
    Uncle April 13 2016 13: 35
    They destroyed another idol's temple, and they did it right. It is the capital of a state that fought with Israel, not with today's, of course. Then Israel worshiped the true God.
    1. R-22
      R-22 April 13 2016 15: 37
      Hey Uncle, how then to be with all those people who are not worshiping the true God? And how to determine where the true God is and where not? You may have an Orthodox cross on your avatar, but your saying cannot be attributed to the words of the righteous. Hold on and repent.
      1. vanavatny
        vanavatny April 13 2016 17: 03
        spring? cahors with haloperidol? necrosis of the brain? What is the current age? Herostratus laurels press on the mind?
    2. Abbra
      Abbra April 13 2016 15: 42
      God, as I understand it, does not destroy "idols' temples." He simply peacefully brings those who do not believe to his faith. And in general, please give me the classification of the gods. Who is true and who is not. I think you have a mess in your head.
    3. HERMES
      HERMES April 13 2016 16: 37
      This is a story ... these stones survived hundreds of generations of people. When the Tatar-Mongols fought against Russia, will we destroy everything that remains of them?
      1. Saburov
        Saburov April 13 2016 17: 06
        Although I’m an atheist, you know what I’ll tell you ... if God allows you to kill children, rape women, steal and rob ... where is the heavenly punishment? Many of these killers, rapists and other scumbags calmly and happily live out their days somewhere in Hawaii. Moreover, it does not matter what religion he is. Or instead of teaching children and building schools, sports complexes, institutes and scientific laboratories to raise academics, engineers, designers, astronauts, scientists, athletes, cultural figures and others. Instead, they build chapels all over the world so that a person fights with his forehead on the floor, believes in a higher power, does not think or reason, giving money. As Osho said ... Religion was essentially created so that a person would not be bent. It seems that we live in the 21 century, but it seems like in the Middle Ages. I am not a supporter of V. Lenin, but here he was right when he said that Religion is opium for the people.
  8. valent45
    valent45 April 13 2016 13: 37
    It’s time to attract sponsors of the barbarians already!
  9. krops777
    krops777 April 13 2016 13: 40
    Quote: Starover_Z
    And where is UNESCO, why are they silent, do not strain the "human rights" Americans ?!

    I think with their consent all this is being done, erasing the history of the people, turning into a gray monotonous mass of slaves. As a matter of fact, they, with the hands of cattle and in other countries, are successfully doing this.
  10. RuslanNN
    RuslanNN April 13 2016 14: 02
    Animals, there is nothing sacred to them. No history, no architecture, no memory. Nothing human at creatures.
    1. HERMES
      HERMES April 13 2016 16: 40
      Comrade ... nothing human remains in most of humanity. Some skillfully covers up his bestial nature with hypocrisy.
  11. INF
    INF April 13 2016 15: 09
    A strong spirit would not do this; it is more like weakness.
    1. HERMES
      HERMES April 13 2016 16: 41
      It's not in the spirit of the matter ... but in the convolutions that are in the head ... more precisely, which are not.
  12. Verdun
    Verdun April 13 2016 15: 42
    There is nothing more disgusting than fanatics. At the same time, it does not matter what underlies their fanaticism.
  13. Evgeny RS
    Evgeny RS April 13 2016 16: 13
    Like it or not, and Islam is the religion of obscurantism.
    1. HERMES
      HERMES April 13 2016 16: 44
      Believe me ... the Inquisition also did some "business" in its time. They can still give odds to these freaks. When religion goes to extremes, both its carriers and its enemies are unwell.
    2. V.ic
      V.ic April 13 2016 18: 51
      Quote: Eugene RS
      Like it or not, and Islam is the religion of obscurantism.

      Here’s how to pull into a puddle, so it’s easy, but how to think and comprehend, some do not have enough brains ...
    3. Verdun
      Verdun April 13 2016 23: 35
      The religion is not terrible, but theocracy. That is, people who use religion for their own purposes to achieve power.
  14. Cartalon
    Cartalon April 13 2016 17: 23
    Is this a real gate and or a Saddam reconstruction?