Nimrud

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Nimrud:

see CalahCalah
or Kalakh
, ancient city of Assyria, S of Nineveh and therefore S of present Mosul, Iraq. Known as Calah in the Bible, it is the same as the ancient Nimrud, named after a legendary Assyrian hunting hero.
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Nimrud

an ancient city in Assyria, near the present-day city of Mosul (Iraq): founded in about 1250 bc and destroyed by the Medes in 612 bc; excavated by Sir Austen Henry Layard
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A Force of the Iraqi Army's 2nd Division, stationed in Mosul, has detained a demanded man, according to Article-4 Terrorism in Nimroud Township, south east of Mosul on Thursday," the security source said.
Pinches, Guide to the Nimroud Central Saloon [London.
Depuis, le groupe terroriste defend ses positions et s'en prend au patrimoine archeologique irakien, notamment des sculptures preislamiques du musee de Mossoul, les cites antiques de Nimroud et Hatra (nord).
Apres la destruction du site archeologique assyrien de Nimroud, joyau archeologique inestimable, et la reduction en miettes des sculptures du musee de Mossoul, le groupe terroriste Daech saccage Hatra, une cite vieille de 2000 ans et classee au patrimoine mondiale de l'Unesco.
beaucoup moins que] Ils ont prevenu les gardiens qu'ils allaient detruire Nimroud [beaucoup plus grand que], dira-t-il.