A man pushes a statue off its plinth in a museum at a location said to be Mosul in this still image taken from an undated video
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Why does Islamic State destroy ancient history? - Explained in 60 secs

The Islamic State (IS) group has taken over the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, and there are growing fears it could be destroyed.

Why does IS destroy ancient historical sites, and where else has cultural heritage been affected by conflict? BBC News explains in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Mohamed Madi

  • 21 May 2015
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