PHOTOS: ISIS Destroys Ancient Asyrian Site in Iraq’s Mosul

PHOTOS: ISIS Destroys Ancient Asyrian Site in Iraq’s Mosul
Tue May 17, 2016 19:04:36

ISIS social media accounts have recently released photos purportedly showing the destruction of the ancient Assyrian Adad Mashki Gate and a large portion of Nineveh's fortification wall.

The Gate of Mashki was built during the era of the Assyrian King Sennacherib in 705-681 B.C. It is located east of Mosul.

Photographs published by ISIS on Sunday show militants using bulldozers on the ancient site.

In the meantime, National Geographic said in April that it had obtained images revealing the destruction of the Mashki Gate and the nearby Adad Gate.

After the group took over Mosul in June 2014, it demolished several religious and ancient sites in the city.

The group in February 2015 posted a video showing militants using sledgehammers and drills to smash ancient artifacts and statues in Mosul, saying the relics were against the teachings of Islam; Abna24 reported.




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