Completely missed my point on the destruction of Mesopotamian culture heritage – but what’s new…

I was interviewed by the Jewish Chronicle Online regarding the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq, even if the interviewer was interested more in the possible Jewish heritage being destroyed. I tried to explain that the Jewish side of this tragedy was rather limited, and that the general destruction of cultural assets is the problem (and even more so – the horrible acts of barbarism to the people living in these areas).

For some reason what was understood was that I was more upset about the destruction of the artifacts than the sites…

Well, at least they spelled my name correctly – oh, actually – they did not even do that… :-)

Aren

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