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.
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.
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