Destruction and looting of Iraq — this culture of Mesopotamia (proto-Sumerian town, Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Assyria, etc.). Most people were focused on the war itself, its socio-economic and geopolitical consequences, because information about what happened in Iraq targeted destruction and looting of historical treasures, and the total destruction, held in the main by consciousness. In the first days of the occupation is the capital of Iraq was looted National Museum in Baghdad. Moreover, the robbers covered the military and the robbers knew where and what to take, the scheme had the museum's storerooms, special equipment to break into storage. Immediately was looted Iraqi National Library, where he kept the documents from the time of antiquity. In the coming years, with the occupiers were to spend its proper job of destroying archaeological sites, burial grounds, settlements, etc. There was a real cultural tragedy for the world's population, but the world's media have passed by this fact.
Once there was a revolution in Egypt, once the rioters broke into the Cairo Museum. Then there was destroyed ancient library (Research Center), built in Cairo more than 200 years ago, storing 200 thousand manuscripts. The library contains invaluable maps and historical manuscripts since the day or its inception in August 1798. It was a small historical period, when the French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte took control of Egypt. Specifically, it time here have been collected more valuable historical documents. Because quite logical when constructive Islamists claim that the pyramids and other traces of "pagan times" should be one hundred percent kill. The possibility of this is — war write everything off. It should be noted that a lot of work on the "modernization" of the history of Ancient Egypt in a suitable vein they spent more British in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Revolution and war in Libya (and in the current time the country is plunged into chaos faster when it is all about the existence of "rifle" and the number of soldiers in the unit) have led to the fact that in this country there is a struggle with the ancient heritage of mankind. So, from the State Bank of Libya stolen "Treasure of Benghazi", dating back to the Hellenistic era. This is one of the most unprecedented scale theft of cultural and historical treasures in the world. Gone 7.7 thousand gold, silver and bronze coins minted many of which are still in the time of King Alexander the Great. In addition, thieves stole antique statues and other objects made of bronze, ivory and glass disappeared and bracelets, lockets, necklaces, earrings, rings and other decorations, and some of the precious stones of the ancient era. Total archaeological collection "Treasure of Benghazi," there are about 10 thousand pieces of art by the masters of the ancient time. Much of the treasure was found in the years 1917-1922 during the archaeological excavation of the temple of Artemis in Cyrene (ancient Greek colony on the coast of North Africa). Historians consider the collection priceless. This is a tremendous loss for the culture of Libya and all the Mediterranean states. In addition, you should know that the territory of Libya and other countries in North Africa is fascinating not only known civilization of Ancient Egypt, and the mysterious culture of the Sahara. The Sahara was not always a desert, and its wide open spaces in the 2nd millennium BC. e. inhabited almost unstudied people "Garamantes". Moreover, these were Caucasians, perhaps, the Indo-Europeans.
In addition, the occupation of Afghanistan has also identified instances where the invaders looted and destroyed cultural and historical heritage of this country. After the occupation of Afghanistan has gone from there flow not only users (or rather, he repeated efforts), and historical relics.
In the true time under attack by Syria and Iran. Two more area where the earth and sands hide traces of old civilizations. So, Damascus is one of the oldest cities of the planet, its approximate age — 6 thousand years, and maybe more.
In the 19-20 centuries, a significant part of the heritage of these areas was attributed Semites (the forefathers of the Arabs and Jews). Scientists have found traces of the main Semites and studied the effects of the Greek and Roman civilizations in the region. But true time there are many facts that they say that the Semites were the founders of the old civilizations of the East. They received a "flood myths" religious systems, urban culture, a system of irrigation farming and other ready-made. For example, most of the stories the Bible was developed in Sumer, Babylon, Assyria and Egypt. Most of the "Jewish" kings and heroes have a different origin. Thus, the famous sage-king Solomon — is fused image of several Assyrian kings Shalmaneser. Semites, faster, played the role of the destroyers of the old civilizations. The arrival of the Arabian deserts prasemitov led to a gradual degradation and destruction of the old civilizations of the East. In the coming history of these regions has been rewritten to suit the winners.