Islamic State Bulldozes Ancient Assyrian Site in Iraq

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Terror group continues attack on pre-Islamic artifacts

by Kurt Nimmo, via Infowars.com

One of the most important archaeological and cultural treasures in the world has been destroyed by the Islamic State, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

“The Islamic State has assaulted the historic city of Nimrod, bulldozing it with heavy vehicles,” the ministry announced on Facebook.

“Until now, we do not know to what extent it was destroyed,” Al Arabiya reports an official as saying.

“I cannot even describe the immensity of this loss,” said Ihsan Fethi, a member of the Iraqi Architects Society. “This is one of the most famous and probably one of the most important sites in the world.”

The attack near Mosul reportedly began after noon prayers on Thursday.

So far, there has not been independent confirmation of the destruction.

The ancient Assyrian city south of Mosul on the Tigris river covers nearly 900 acres and contains numerous archaeological treasures, including 3,000 year old bas-reliefs depicting hunters and bird-headed genies.

According to the Islamic State interpretation of Islam, statues, idols and shrines represent idolatry and must be destroyed.

Earlier this year, the group announced plans to destroy all pre-Islamic artifacts, including the restored city gates in Nineveh. The site dates from about 700 BC.

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1 Comment

  1. rosie venter

    March 8, 2015 at 2:13 am

    How stupid can one get.

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