Daesh brûle 8000 livres anciens à Mossoul, en Irak

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La ville de Mossoul (Irak), sous l'emprise des barbares, a vu s'envoler en fumée quelques 8000 livres rares la fin de semaine dernière. La bibliothèque de la ville abritait des ouvrages rares, dont des manuscrits du 18e siècle, des livres syriens du 19e siècle imprimés par la toute première imprimerie irakienne, plusieurs ouvrages de l'époque ottomane, des journaux irakiens du début du 20e siècle ainsi que des antiquités de grande valeur telle qu'astrolabe et sablier de l'ère arabe ancienne.

La situation n'est pas sans rappeler celle des manuscrits anciens de Tombouctou.

L'Irak, berceau de la vie urbaine, de l'agriculture et de l'écriture, pays d'origine des anciennes civilisations sumériennes, akkadiennes, assyriennes, babylonienne et arabe n'a jamais connu pareil destruction aussi gratuite de son riche héritage culturel depuis l'invasion mongole au Moyen Âge.

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Iraq, the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of agriculture and writing and the home of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Arab civilizations had never witnessed such an assault on its rich cultural heritage since the Mongol era in the Middle Ages. - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/23/ISIS-Burns-8000-Rare-Books-and-Manuscripts-Mosul#sthash.jTaKuzmY.dpuf
mong its lost collections were manuscripts from the eighteenth century, Syriac books printed in Iraq's first printing house in the nineteenth century, books from the Ottoman era, Iraqi newspapers from the early twentieth century and some old antiques like an astrolabe and sand glass used by ancient Arabs. The library had hosted the personal libraries of more than 100 notable families from Mosul over the last century.  - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/23/ISIS-Burns-8000-Rare-Books-and-Manuscripts-Mosul#sthash.jTaKuzmY.dpuf
mong its lost collections were manuscripts from the eighteenth century, Syriac books printed in Iraq's first printing house in the nineteenth century, books from the Ottoman era, Iraqi newspapers from the early twentieth century and some old antiques like an astrolabe and sand glass used by ancient Arabs. The library had hosted the personal libraries of more than 100 notable families from Mosul over the last century.  - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/23/ISIS-Burns-8000-Rare-Books-and-Manuscripts-Mosul#sthash.jTaKuzmY.dpuf
mong its lost collections were manuscripts from the eighteenth century, Syriac books printed in Iraq's first printing house in the nineteenth century, books from the Ottoman era, Iraqi newspapers from the early twentieth century and some old antiques like an astrolabe and sand glass used by ancient Arabs. The library had hosted the personal libraries of more than 100 notable families from Mosul over the last century.  - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/23/ISIS-Burns-8000-Rare-Books-and-Manuscripts-Mosul#sthash.jTaKuzmY.dpuf