The destruction of Nimrud

There’s a reason I don’t like reading the news: it’s depressing, truly depressing. How can I not be devastated when I read that the ancient city of Nimrud has been bulldozed?  Amidst the numerous online articles focusing on the perpetrators and the situation the Middle East, BBC News offers a great write-up of the site’s historical and archaeological importance. (It’s refreshing but once you understand how amazing Nimrud is/was, the destruction is heartbreaking.)  You can read Unrivalled riches of Nimrud, capital of world’s first empire and discover more.

I dedicate this post to all my friends who are specialists of the ancient Near East. I feel your pain.

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