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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Photographs "Nimrud Survey 94 EN Oct2008, 89, 90" show a general view of Room 1 with the main objects on display (Figs.
Gareth Brereton, exhibition curator, said: "As present-day Iraq looks to recover the history of damaged sites at Nineveh and Nimrud, this exhibition allows us to appreciate and relive the great achievements of an ancient world and celebrate its legacy."
Following the liberation of Nimrud from ISIS control in November 2016, the Department of State and Smithsonian Institution launched a $400,000 emergency preservation project at the site.
Nimrud, located about 20 miles south of Mosul, was under the control of ISIS until November 2016.
Rivulets of water ran through the dirt, washing away chunks of ancient stone.The city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is in pieces, victim of the Islamic State group's fervor to erase history.
IRBIL -- Iraqi Defence Ministry announced Thursday that the recaptured ancient city of Nimrud, located some 30 kilometres south of Mosul, has been leveled to the ground by the so-called Islamic State (IS).
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 forces yesterday re-captured from ISIS the historic city of Nimrud - where the terrorists are accused of war crimes.
(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 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.
- Iraqi forces advance towards the effects of Nimrud, south of Mosul.