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ISIS Loots and Bulldozes Ancient Site of Nimrud*

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ISIS Loots and Bulldozes Ancient Site of Nimrud*

 

By Roberto Peron

ISIS has bulldozed the ancient archeological site of Nimrud in Iraq near Mosul according to media reports.  Reportedly heavy military vehicles were used to accomplish the feat.  The Nimrud site was considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and has been compared to King Tut’s tomb in terms of artifacts and the wealth of information derived from the stie.  The ancient city was the second capital of the Assyrians.  However, this is not the only site ISIS has destoyed.

Last week ISIS militants released a video showing militants with sledgehammers destroying ancient artifacts at teh Mosul Museum in Iraq.  Last year they destroyed two mosques in Mosul and they attempted to destroy the infamous Crooked Minaret in Mosul but were prevented from doing so when residents surround the site preventing the militants from carrying…

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