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11 Photos from Nimrud

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Reports indicate that ISIS has destroyed portions of the Assyrian city of Nimrud. Photos from 2008-2010 document some of what may have been lost.

1. Aerial view of Nimrud during the 1950s.

 

2. Aerial photograph of Nimrud showing topography and principal remains. 94th Engineering Battalion, US Army, October 2008.

 

3. Aerial photograph of Nimrud showing principal remains. 94th Engineering Battalion, US Army, October 2008.

4. View across Nimrud showing ziggurat in background and Nabu temple at right. Photograph by Diane Siebrandt, May 2008.

5. View across Nimrud showing reconstructed Ishtar temple and gate. Photograph by Diane Siebrandt, May 2008.

View across Nimrud showing reconstructed Ishtar temple and gate. Photograph by Diane Siebrandt, May 2008.

6. View of reconstructed entrance to Northwest palace with ziggurat in background. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, October 2009.

View of reconstructed entrance to Northwest palace with ziggurat in background. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, October 2009.

7. Reconstructed entrance to the Northwest palace. Photograph by the 94th Engineering Battalion, October 2008.

Reconstructed entrance to the Northwest palace. Photograph by the 94th Engineering Battalion, October 2008.

8. Interior of the Nabu temple. Photograph by Diane Siebrandt, May 2008.

9. View of Northwest palace from the ziggurat. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, October 2009.

View of Northwest palace from the ziggurat. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, October 2009.

10. Relief of Assyrian king inside the Northwest palace. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, October 2009.

Relief of Assyrian king inside the Northwest palace. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, October 2009.

11. Detail of relief. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, January 2010.

Detail of relief. Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, U.S. Army Reserve, January 2010.

For further reading:

Nimrud: Materialities of Assyrian Knowledge Production
http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/nimrud/index.html

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