- Sturt Manning: Video shows ISIS destroying apparent antiquities; they reflect rich history that is alternative to group's barbaric nihilism
- He says it's key to teach importance of archaeology everywhere in world. Antiquities are the text of the past that helps define our future.
Sturt W. Manning is director of the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies and chair of the Department of Classics at Cornell University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Confucius said: "Study the past if you would define the future." In Iraq, the past is glorious and long.