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When art and faith collide


Who would have ever thought that cave art dating back more than 8,000 years could be treated like an 'infidel' and found guilty of religious offence to such an extent that they have to be obliterated? That's what happened in the fall of 2012 in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, when a group of Salafi Muslims destroyed a number of prehistoric stone carvings at an archaeological site.

Who would have ever thought that cave art dating back more than 8,000 years could be treated like an ‘infidel’ and found guilty of religious offence to such an extent that they have to be obliterated? That’s what happened in the fall of 2012 in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, when a group of Salafi Muslims destroyed a number of prehistoric stone carvings at an archaeological site.

 

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