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Ancient statues smashed by Islamic State (Isis) militants were plaster replicas, and the originals are safely stored in a Baghdad museum, said the institution's director.
"You can see iron bars inside," he pointed out "The originals don't have iron bars."
Mosul's exiled governor Atheel Nuafi told Iraqi media that, "There were two items that were real and which the militants destroyed. One is a Winged Bull and the other was the God of Rozhan," reports Al Arabiya.
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: eisegesis
I did think when I saw the footage that they looked like they were made of plaster but I put it down to wishful thinking. I hope this is true too.