Iraq Nineveh ISIS Destroys Ancient Assyrian City of Nimrud

Islamic State (IS) has released a video showing militants smashing artefacts at the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq before blowing up the site. This is Islam for you. Enjoy!

Nimrud (/nɪmˈruːd/; Arabic: النمرود‎) is the later Arab name for an ancient Assyrian city located 30 kilometres (20 mi) south of the city of Mosul, and 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of the village of Selamiyah (Arabic: السلامية‎), in the Nineveh plains in northern Mesopotamia. It was a major Assyrian city between approximately 1250 BC and 610 BC. The city is located in a strategic position 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of the point that the river Tigris meets its tributary the Great Zab.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimrud#cite_note-Brill2-1 The city covered an area of 360 hectares (890 acres).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimrud#cite_note-2 The ruins of the city were found within one kilometre (1,100 yd) of the modern-day Assyrian village of Noomanea in Nineveh Province, Iraq. This is some 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Mosul.