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    Islamic State releases video showing 'destruction of Nimrud'

    Previously, these Unspeakable Pigs had destroyed other parts of Ancient Nimrud, now they've smashed the rest and Leveled it.

    Islamic State releases video showing 'destruction of Nimrud'
    Islamic State militants smash artefacts in the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq before footage shows a massive explosion which is thought to have levelled the site

    By Telegraph Video, and AFP, video source YouTube
    7:47AM BST 12 Apr 2015
    Video: Islamic State releases video showing 'destruction of Nimrud' - Telegraph

    Nimrud, which was shown being blown up in a jihadist video Saturday, was once the jewel of Assyria, home to a treasure considered one of the biggest archaeological finds of the 20th century.

    The Islamic State group released a video in which militants equipped with sledgehammers and power tools break artefacts before rigging the site with large barrels of powder.

    The subsequent footage shows a massive explosion and its aftermath, suggesting the ruins of Nimrud- which lie on the Tigris about 30 kilometres (18 miles) southeast of Mosul - were largely levelled.



    Nimrud, founded in the 13th century BC, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in a country often described as the cradle of civilisation.

    "Nimrud was the capital of Assyria, during the new Assyrian era," said Abdulamir Hamdani, an archaeologist from Stony Brook University in New York.

    The city, which is on UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage sites, is the later Arab name given to a settlement which was originally called Kalhu.

    The ancient city was first described in 1820 and plundered by Western explorers and officials over subsequent decades. It was also looted and damaged during the 2003 US invasion.



    The "treasure of Nimrud", unearthed in 1988, is a collection of 613 precious stones, gold jewels and various ornaments which some archaeologists described as the most significant discovery since Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt in 1923.

    The treasure, which dates back to the Assyrian empire's heyday around 2,800 years ago, was briefly displayed at the National Museum in Baghdad before Iraq invaded Kuwait.

    It was then hidden and its fate remained unknown until it was discovered in 2003, soon after US-led troops toppled Saddam Hussein's regime, in a bombed out central bank building.
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    Re: Islamic State releases video showing 'destruction of Nimrud'

    ISIS is making our species look really bad.

    I'm not really sure what kind of religion these guys are practicing but their god sucks. I think that you are not allowed to show an image of the prophet because he doesn't want you to see the shame that he feels over the actions of people who claim to be following his teachings.

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    Satan: Kill, but do it in God's name.

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    Re: Islamic State releases video showing 'destruction of Nimrud'

    Obama's JV team strikes again!

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