British Museum-trained Iraqi archaeologists are to assess the historic site of Nimrud, which was destroyed by Islamic State. Jihadists bulldozed and looted the Assyrian capital as part of a campaign to wipe out traces of pre-Islamic cultures. Liberating soldiers found the Ziggurat, nearly 3,000 years old and one of the tallest surviving buildings of the ancient world, levelled.
British Archaeologists Assess Damage to Nimrud
Posted 2017-02-20 08:25 GMT