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Shocking Video Shows ISIS’ Destruction of 3,000-Year-Old Ancient City in Iraq

Shocking Video Shows ISIS’ Destruction of 3,000-Year-Old Ancient City in Iraq

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Screenshot showing destruction of Nimrud by explosives.

Two days after reports confirmed ISIS had destroyed 2,000-year-old statues in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, video has been released showing the city’s complete demolishing by ISIS.

The seven minute video shows the terrorists vandalizing ancient antiquities in Nimrud, a UNESCO cultural site near Mosul which is one of Iraq’s most treasured archaeological sites.

In March, Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had warned that Nimrud, which dates back to the 13th Century BC, had been bulldozed. The video, however, shows the site being levelled by massive explosions. Egyptian Streets has chosen not to share the video as to avoid spreading ISIS propaganda.

ISIS considers artifacts, particularly statues, to be idolatry, and thus decrees for their destruction. The terrorist organization has previously been involved in the destruction of museums and numerous historical sites. In February, the Mosul Museum was destroyed.

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The ‘shedu’ in Metropolitan Museum

According to Iraq’s government, while some items had been removed from Nimrud, a large number of authentic antiquities remained, reported AP.

Nimrud, located on the Tigris River, was part of the Assyrian empire and contained treasures that date back thousands of years. Among the prized possessions were giant statues of Iamassu, a diety from Assyria that is represented by a lion’s body, eagle’s wings and a human’s head. The statue is also known as the ‘shedu’, which is a protective spirit that was often placed in ancient Mesopotamian cities.

Iraq has condemned the destruction of Nimrud as ‘appalling’ and has urged the international community to help save ‘the world’s heritage’.

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  • Intel Agency

    The Shpinx and pyramids are next?

  • twinkle

    The U.S. are envious of our countries that have ancient civilizations are rich in culture, rich in resources. The U.S.A. created, arm, trained and finance ISIS to destroy all that. God’s curse be upon the uncivilized, bloodthirsty warmongers I hope they all rot in hell. The POTUS job is to make the arms industry rich. God’s curse be upon them all
    The terrorists wanted to do the same to Egypt but we overthrew the USA puppets MB and we elected a great, great president whom the USA can’t stand.

    • Intel Agency

      The one you elected is now in prison, I believe?

      • twinkle

        The one in prison is a USA puppet. We did not vote for him he was forced upon us.

        • Intel Agency

          Morsi was forced upon you?

    • Bruno Sanchez

      … and if you look up, you will see a religious, ignorant, conspiracy theorist in his natural habitat…

  • Paula McLoughlin Boswell-Joine

    I want to swear! What are these ignorant stupid evil bastards doing to our heritage? what purpose does this serve?

  • Minymina

    One can only imagine what these animals would do if they ever reach Egypt.
    Luckily, there are 90,000,000 of us. Theyed have to kill us all to reach the pyramids.

    • Admir

      except that some of the 90 000 000 would secretly be in league with them and support in the destruction of pyramids, instead of supporting egypt and egyptians

      • Minymina

        Hence why those barbarians are being rounded up and jailed.

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