Why does ISIS destroy priceless historical artifacts?

I found this interesting video made by the BBC, which explains in a minute why the Islamic State is so ruthless with ancient buildings and artwork.

The simple answer is: the Islamic State views ancient, paganistic gods and culture as blasphemy, and they don’t want it in their territory. They have also been known to sell recovered ancient artifacts on the black market as a profit.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31660944

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