The al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is the latest piece of Iraqi ancient history to be blown up.
Other archaelogical gems in Afghanistan, Mali and Syria have suffered a similar fate.
What can be done to stop it? And how can the damaged cities recover from what some are calling a cultural genocide?
Presenter: Sohail Rahman
Ahmed Zaidan – journalist; documentary filmmaker who made a film on al-Nuri Mosque
Michael Danti – academic director of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
Amr Al-Azm – associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio, US; former head of the centre for archaeological research at University of Damascus
Source: Al Jazeera News