3D printing helps cultural heritage destroyed by Islamic State roar back to life

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 is now Iraq. The stone statue was one of many artefacts from the Mosul Museum destroyed by the Islamic State group after it overran the city in 2014.The replica Lion of Mosul, which can be viewed online, was modelled from crowdsourced photos taken by Mosul…

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