Some of you might have heard or felt the blast last night as an explosion occurred at a Peshmerga weapons depot in Erbil.
Militants were also seen using a jackhammer to deface a colossal 40-tonne Assyrian winged bull in an archaeological park in Mosul.
In 1990 he created the Center for the Digitization of Eastern Manuscripts to help digitize documents and archives of letters, paintings, and photos. Najeeb and those who help him have moved and protected manuscripts from likely destruction at the hands of Islamist extremists.
So far, the group has digitally preserved more than 8,000 previously unpublished manuscripts, dating from the 10th to the 19th centuries.
“Culture and civilization were born here and today it is a bath of blood and the destruction is almost complete and total, but even with all of this we keep the hope for a better future,” Fr. The question today is why we do not work to protect these villages, and to keep these things from destruction, he asked, and urged people to try to influence their governments to protect these historical places.
This collection of manuscripts “presents a small selection to say to the world, here are our roots, you need to help us, you need to help protect us.