Saturday, 3 January 2015

Above-Ground Parts of Nineveh Threatened

The walls of Nineveh

'ISIS Threatens to Blow Up the Historical Walls of Nineveh', AINA News, 2nd Jan 2015.

According to the Assyrian website, ISIS is planning to destroy the walls of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire and one of the most important archaeological sites in Iraq. [...]  Residents of the Bab Nergal area of Mosul said ISIS has informed them that it will blow up the walls of Nineveh with the start of operations to liberate Mosul by the Iraqi army. In the last month ISIS has seized the content of the cultural museum in Mosul as well as destroyed Assyrian monuments in the city, which ISIS claims "distort Islam."

1 comment:

Dave Welsh said...

Antiquities collectors, dealers and archaeologists can all agree that such outrageous conduct is barbarism that every civilized person -- including those who believe in the true principles of Islam -- must condemn.

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