The al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is the latest piece of Iraqi ancient history to be blown up.

Other archaeological gems in Afghanistan, Mali and Syria have suffered a similar fate.

What can be done to stop it? And how can the damaged cities recover from what some are calling a cultural genocide?

Presenter: Sohail Rahman

Guests:

Ahmed Zaidan - journalist; documentary filmmaker who made a film on al-Nuri Mosque

Michael Danti - academic director of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)

Amr Al-Azm - associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio, US; former head of the centre for archaeological research at the University of Damascus

Source: Al Jazeera News