Nimrud Update: New Photos of the Site

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Since our inception, The Ancient Near East Today has covered the fate of archaeological and heritage sites under ISIL control. Now, thanks to Layla Salih of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities & Heritage, we present a series of images from the site of Nimrud, newly liberated from ISIL. The images show some of the devastation wrought by ISIL on the Northwest Palace area of Nimrud. While the destruction of archaeological sites cannot compare to ISIL’s human toll, the loss to science is immense.

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To highlight further what is hoped will be the liberation of northern Iraq and Syria from ISIS, we present a series of resources and news links that discuss the present and future for archaeological and heritage sites in these regions.

Web resources

• Destroyed Monuments of Mosul

• Monuments of Mosul in Danger

News

How ISIL destroyed Nimrud

Iraq’s heritage sites must be sealed off, documented after Mosul liberation

A Look Inside the Shattered Churches of Iraq

Nimrud Damage Assessment

In Northern Iraq, ISIS Leaves Behind An Archaeological Treasure In Ruins

Inside the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city of Nimrud, destroyed by Isis

Iconic Ancient Sites Ravaged in ISIS’s Last Stand in Iraq

• Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis


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