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Hero of Antiquity

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:32 pm
by exploited
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/18/middleeas ... index.html


(CNN)Khaled al-As'ad spent his life on the painstaking task of preserving antiquities, saving the relics of our ancestors for generations yet to come.

He was working in Palmyra, a Syrian city full of ancient monuments and temples -- a city that was, in the second millennium B.C., a caravan stop for people making their way across the desert.

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But over the past month al-As'ad, 82, ran into a very modern menace -- ISIS, the most brutal terrorist group in recent memory.

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Al-As'ad, a university professor and the former general manager for antiquities and museums in Palmyra, was decapitated as militants watched, Abdulrahman said, citing al-As'ad's relatives in the city.

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His crime? Refusing to pledge allegiance to ISIS -- and refusing, under ISIS interrogation, to reveal the location of archaeological treasures and two chests of gold the terrorists thought were in the city, Syria's director of the General Department of Antiquities and Museums, Maamoun Abdulkarim, told CNN on Wednesday.



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Re: Hero of Antiquity

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:30 am
by Spider
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Formerly the Temple of Baalshamin. Now, rubble.

Re: Hero of Antiquity

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:42 am
by exploited
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Re: Hero of Antiquity

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:44 am
by Saz
Remember this shitlibs, the next time you bitch about the ancient works of Iraq or Egypt being held in a western museum.

Re: Hero of Antiquity

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:17 pm
by NAB
Saz wrote:Remember this shitlibs, the next time you bitch about the ancient works of Iraq or Egypt being held in a western museum.


Elgin was way ahead of his time.