Islamic State on destructive rampage in Nimrod after Mosul
The Islamic State is using heavy bulldozers to smash ancient Assyrian structures, statues and artifacts in the archeological city of Nimord in northern Iraq, that was founded by the Assyrian King Shalamansar I in app. 1200 BCE. Last week, ISIS barbarians videotaped themselves destroying priceless, irreplaceable historic relics in Mosul Museum and the Nergal Gate to ancient Nineveh. Nimrod is famous for its colossal statues of mythological lions and winged bulls with bearded human heads. The Baghdad government said Friday: “Leaving these gangs without punishment will encourage them to eliminate human civilization entirely” and called on the United Nations Security Council to come to Iraq’s aid.