Nimrud

ISIS video shows Nimrud being razed

A video allegedly showing Islamic State militants using bulldozers and explosives to destroy the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud has been posted online. The UNESCO cultural site near Mosul is one of Iraqi’s greatest archaeological treasures. The seven-minute video shows the jihadists vandalizing the ancient reliefs in Nimrud, an area[…]

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ISIS bulldozes ancient Iraqi site

Islamic State fighters “bulldozed” the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. Astatement from Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities didn’t elaborate on the extent of the damage, saying only that the group continues to “defy[…]

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