Video: Islamic State Destroys Ancient Ruins Of Nimrod


Members of the Islamic State hammered, bulldozed and ultimately blew up parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrod, destroying a site dating back to the 13th century B.C.E., an online video purportedly shows.

The destruction at Nimrod, located near the city of Mosul, came amid other attacks on antiquity carried out by the group now holding a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in its self-declared caliphate. The attacks have horrified archaeologists and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who last month called the destruction at Nimrod “a war crime.”

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