ISIS DESTROYED ASSYRIAN CULTURAL TREASURES

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ISIS has again destroyed an ancient Assyrian cultural treasures, this time by bulldozing the site at Nimrud in northern Iraq.. "ISIS continues to defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity,"  according to the ministry. "They violated the ancient city of Nimrud and bulldozed its ancient ruins."
The extent of the damage was not immediately clear, according to Iraq's state broadcaster Iraqiya TV.
"Our ministry condemns these kind of criminal acts," the statement said. "Letting these lost gangs go without punishment will encourage them to destroy humanity's civilization, the Mesopotamian civilization, inflicting irreversible priceless damages and losses."

The history
Nimrud was a city at Assyrian kingdom which is located at south of Mosul in Northen Iraq. The archaeological site were flourished between 900 B.C. and 612 B.C. 
The razing of Nimrud comes a week after a video showed ISIS militants using sledgehammers to eradicate stone sculptures and new centuries-early-fashioned artifacts in the Mosul Museum.
That museum held 173 indigenous pieces of antiquity and was beast readied for reopening subsequent to than ISIS invaded Mosul in June, according to Qais Hussain Rashid, the antiquities ministry's director general of Iraqi museums, who spoke to Iraqiya TV last week.
Nimrud and Nineveh are the sites where two Assyrian kings, Sennacherib (704-681 B.C.) and Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.), recorded live military campaigns harshly the walls of their palaces, according to the World Monuments Fund, a organization dedicated to saving the world's most treasured places.

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