3-D Printing Recreates Ancient Sculpture Destroyed by ISIS

The replica "Lion of Mosul" was modeled from crowd-sourced photos.

  • Published 3 July 2019

LONDON (AP) — A figure of a roaring lion, about the size of a loaf of bread, is the latest step in the fight to preserve culture from conflict. The sculpture is a replica of a colossal 3,000-year-old statue from the Temple of Ishtar in Nimrud, in what's now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many artifacts from the Mosul Museum destroyed by the Islamic State group after it overran the city in 2014.… Read at AP News