Iraq Nimrud: An ancient city reduced to rubble by IS

Iraq Nimrud: An ancient city reduced to rubble by IS
 

Two days after the ancient city of Nimrud was retaken by Iraqi forces, the BBC's Richard Galpin was one of the first people to witness the scale of the devastation left behind by so-called Islamic State (IS).
Sheikh Ali Mohammad Hussain Albyati grew up in a village close to the famed archaeological site of Nimrud in northern Iraq.
The remains of the ancient Assyrian city, which 3,000 years ago was the capital of what is thought to have been the world's first empire, formed the backdrop to his childhood.
On Tuesday, he returned to the site for the first time since IS were finally pushed out... read more

 
16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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