The Muslim barbarians in Iraq set their sights on their pagan ancestors by raiding the Nineveh Museum in Mosul and using sledgehammers to destroy ancient artifacts and statues.
Heavy (h/t Susan K) Muslim have a long history of destroying all non-Islamic religious relics as a way to erase the past before their paedophile Prophet Muhammad. The Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan were infamously dynamited and destroyed by Al Qaeda in 2001. Iran has previously threatened to destroy Persian relics. Recently, the Islamic State destroyed a library in Baghdad. Some of the relics destroyed are believed to be over 8,000 years old.