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 […]

Latest quake leaves Italian heritage in ruins, thousands displaced

Latest quake leaves Italian heritage in ruins, thousands displaced

Italy’s most powerful earthquake in 36 years has left more than 15,000 people homeless, authorities said Monday as the scale of the damage done to irreplacable historic buildings became apparent. Although Sunday’s 6.6-magnitude tremor did not result in any deaths, the third powerful quake in just over two months has left thousands of homes in […]