Only a jihad can take ruins and ruin them…..
Lying in the dust and being picked off by looters, the shattered remains of the ancient city of Nimrud that was obliterated by ISIS
- Nimrud, in northern Iraq, was 3,000 years ago the capital of what was thought to be the world’s first empire
- ISIS was driven out in November, but left behind devastation, having destroyed much of the ancient city
- The wreckage of the Assyrian Empire’s ancient capital now lies unprotected and vulnerable to looters
These pictures show the shattered remains of what was once one of the most magnificent cities in the Middle East.
The ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud has been reduced to rubble by Islamic State, who were forced out of the famed archaeological site in November.
The terror group was driven out by Iraqi forces, but left behind scenes of devastation, with much of the ancient Assyrian city destroyed.
Nimrud, in northern Iraq, was 3,000 years ago the capital of what is believed to have been the world’s first empire.