Iraqi Troops Take Nimrud (Assyrian Empire Capital 3000 Years Ago)

Yahoo News – November 13, 2016

Nimrud was the one of the great centres of the ancient Middle East. Founded in the 13th century BC, it became the capital of the Assyrian empire, whose rulers built vast palaces and monuments that have drawn archaeologists for more than 150 years.

Ancient ashes soaked once more,
In the bloody madness of war.

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