ISIL Militants Destroy Ancient City

Islamic state bulldozed the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud.

On March 4th, the ministry of tourism of Iraq stated that militants of Islamic State of Iraq and Leviathan used heavy machinery to destroy the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, founded in the 13th century BC, writes the BBC. The site lies on the banks of the River Tigris in the Northern part of Iraq and has archeological value. The terrorists stated that city was destroyed because of ancient shrines of “false idols” on the walls of the buildings.

At the end of the last month ISIL militants destroyed artifacts in a historical museum and burned a library in Mosul.

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