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Mosul’s Library Without Books

News : The New Yorker: News

I could smell the acrid soot a block away. The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a million books, historic maps, and old manuscripts. Some dated back centuries, even a millennium, Moha...

ISIS leaves Mosul museum in ruins as Iraq forces advance

Arts / Art History : Old Paint

archaeologicalnews: MOSUL, Iraq – The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. Piles of rubble fill exhibition halls and a massive fire in the building’s basement has reduced hundreds of rare books and manuscripts ...

8,000 Books and Manuscripts Lost After ISIS Bombs Mosul Library

Arts : Hyperallergic

On Sunday night, more than 8,000 books and manuscripts were destroyed after ISIS militants bombed Mosul's Central Library.

ISIS Destroys Library In Mosul, Burning Thousands Of Rare Manuscripts, Artifacts

News : The Inquisitr - News

A library in Mosul, Iraq, that was established nearly a century ago in 1921, was destroyed by ISIS over the weekend. The explosions and flames took with them over 8,000 manuscripts, newspapers, and artifacts, many of them rare and o...

More on saving Iraqi manuscripts

Religion / Judaism :

SYRIAC WATCH: Iraqi Priests Protect Historic Christian Writings From Islamic State. Dominican Father Najeeb Michaeel rescued 1,300 manuscripts from Mosul last summer, as it was being overrun by the Islamist militants (ANDREA GAGLIAR...


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