Iraq’s ancient city of Nimrud reduced to ruins by Islamic State group

Iraq’s ancient city of Nimrud reduced to ruins by Islamic State group

In the days after the Iraqi army announced it had recaptured Nimrud from the Islamic State (IS) group, the full extent of destruction wrought by jihadists on the ancient city has gradually became apparent. IS group militants filmed themselves as they lay waste the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city, smashing artwork and other archaeological relics. “The place […]