At a press conference in Paris on Friday, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) DirectorGeneral, Irina Bokova, condemned the devastation of artefacts and basreliefs
, including large statues from the UNESCO world Heritage site of Hatra, by IS.
As a first example of its possibilities, the page shows a description of the musical sculptures and basreliefs
from the Lonja de la Seda, a Gothic building of the city of Valencia.
The structure became an instant landmark, iconic in all its grandeur with a monumental entrance above stone steps, a colossal front arcade adorned with basreliefs
, facades of rusticated Maine granite and an interior oval central pavilion surrounded by four light courts.
One more disgraceful incident happened a few days ago - hooligans defiled with paint the statues of the soldiers in one of the basreliefs
of the monument," Moscow said.
The memory of these pieces is present on this latest occasion, because groups of Eastern figures are again depicted on two basreliefs
, built here, however, from a strange blend of aluminum powder, vinyl glue, and a tobacco mixture.