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[casi] destruction of cutural heritage

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senesless yet purposeful...shame on us all. the reference to the sacking of
baghdad by the monghols in 1258 is important, for it took iraq almost 700
years to recover from that.

<<<<<<"This morning, the ashes were still smoldering at the Ministry for
Religious Affairs, where a building housing thousands of Korans, many of them
illuminated and hand written, several a thousand years old, had been burned
to a charred shell. It was another severe blow to Iraq's 10,000 years of
cultural history, along with the looting of the National Museum and the
burning of the National Library, in which countless priceless artifacts and
books were lost. "When Baghdad fell to the Mongols in 1258, these books
survived," said Abdel Karim Anwar Obeid, 42, the ministry's general manager
for administration. "And now they didn't survive. You can't put a price on
this loss. "If you talk to any intellectual Muslims in the world, they are
crying right now over this," he added>>>>.

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