Archaeology: World heritage sites under threat from Islamic State

LIBYA: Cyrene: EXT Reporter along with Professor Abdel Salam Shallouf past archaeological ruins of Greco-Roman city of Cyrene Various shots of ruins of Greco-Roman city of Cyrene including Temple to Apollo Horses roaming amongst ruins/ Abdel Salam Shallouf (Professor of Ancient History, Benghazi University) interview SOT - Why the Muslims did not destroy the pyramids? Also they came to Libya and found Cyrene, Leptis Magna, Derna and they did not destroy. Because civilisation belongs to nobody, belongs to humanity/ Reporter to camera (Islamic militant graffiti no wall behind reads 'destroy the idols' and 'no to restoration'/ INT Various of historians and archaeologists standing for Libyan national anthem at meeting - conference to discuss protection of historical sites in Libya/ Mohammed Salam Lajeel (Sufi Sheikh) addressing conference SOT - Did Islam really order us to destroy these things as we saw in Baghdad recently? What happened in Mosul pained us, but for us what has happened in Tripoli is even more upsetting. It's our history and it's special. Islam never ordered us to destroy our own history/ CUTAWAY women delegates seated in audience/ Doctor Salah Agab (Former Chairman, Department of Antiquities) interview SOT EXT TRAVELLING SHOT from car past newly-built houses built amongst ruins of Greco-Roman city of Cyrene/ Professor Abdel Salam Shallouf showing reporter defaced statue of King Battus (who founded Cyrene) CLose shot of statue of King Battus - with face hacked off Close shot of face of unidentified statue Professor Abdel Salam Shallouf and reporter looking at headless statue of Goddess Nike (head removed by Byzantines 700 years ago) Close shot of headless Nike statue Cut in staone at base of statue (where smaller head recently removed)/ Professor Abdel Salam Shallouf interview SOT - The army's fighting. They have no time to protect these things. And if the people don't help the amy, they will do nothing/ ...


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