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Mosul's Architectural Heritage UnderThreat

The Iraqi town of Mosul's unique cultural legacy is in danger as the militant Islamic State (IS) group sets about destroying buildings and monuments that it finds "idolatrous." Satellite images compiled and processed by a group of Czech archaeologists have gone some way toward quantifying the damage.

The mosque of the Biblical Prophet Jonah (Yunus) in Mosul, as it looked in 2013.
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The mosque of the Biblical Prophet Jonah (Yunus) in Mosul, as it looked in 2013.

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The site of the Prophet Jonah Mosque after its demolition by IS in July, 2014
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The site of the Prophet Jonah Mosque after its demolition by IS in July, 2014

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