Iraqi Teenager Recreating Assyrian Statues Destroyed by ISIS

November 18th, 2016

nenous-thabit-via-art-newspaperA teenager in Iraq is working to create replicas of a series of Assyrian sculptures destroyed by ISIS, creating meticulous replicas in his father’s workshop.  “In Iraq, there are people who are killed because they are sculptors, because they are artists. Continuing to sculpt is a message that we will not be intimidated by those devils,” seventeen year-old Nenous Thabit says.  “My dream is to become a prominent artist in Iraq to make my country proud and show the world that we in Iraq love life and cherish our heritage.”

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