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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Nimrud, located about 20 miles south of Mosul, was under the control of ISIS until November 2016.
And even in places like the big Neo-Assyrian capital cities - Nimrud, which is probably now the most famous because of Daesh blowing up the big palace there - even there, it is so huge you almost can't really take it in.
The city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is in pieces, victim of the Islamic State group's fervor to erase history.
The Director General of the Department of Branches, Zia Salal said in a statement today that "the ministry's teams have transferred (2427) displaced from the camps to their liberated areas in Tel al-Shok and Al-Shwayrat of Shura and Tel al-Shai'r and Nimrud, south of Mosul and Qaraj area of Makhmour, as well as securing all relief aid to them.
IRAQI forces yesterday re-captured from ISIS the historic city of Nimrud - where the terrorists are accused of war crimes.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi Troops made another major breakthrough on Sunday after they liberated Nimrud town completely as part of an offensive to retake Mosul - the only remaining ISIL stronghold in the country.
Iraqi soldiers have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State militants two years ago, a military statement said on Sunday.
TAP) - Iraqi soldiers recaptured on Sunday the town of Nimrud, next to the ruins of the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city which was overrun and bulldozed two years ago by Daesh militants.
Baghdad, Nov 13 (Petra) -- US-backed Iraqi troops Sunday retook the ancient Assyrian town of Nimrud in their offensive to liberate Mosul, the Daesh terror group's stronghold in the north of the country, the Iraqi army said.
Iraqi forces advance towards the effects of Nimrud, south of Mosul.
Separate forces advancing on the eastern side of the Tigris targeted two villages Thursday on the edge of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, a military statement said.
Shamdasani said that reports indicate at least 5,370 families were abducted by Daesh from Shura sub-district, another 160 families from al-Qayyarah sub-district, 150 families from Hamam al-Alil sub-district, and 2,210 families from Nimrud sub-district of al-Hamdaniya district.