ISIS Loots and Bulldozes Ancient Site of Nimrud*
By Roberto Peron
ISIS has bulldozed the ancient archeological site of Nimrud in Iraq near Mosul according to media reports. Reportedly heavy military vehicles were used to accomplish the feat. The Nimrud site was considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and has been compared to King Tut’s tomb in terms of artifacts and the wealth of information derived from the stie. The ancient city was the second capital of the Assyrians. However, this is not the only site ISIS has destoyed.
Last week ISIS militants released a video showing militants with sledgehammers destroying ancient artifacts at teh Mosul Museum in Iraq. Last year they destroyed two mosques in Mosul and they attempted to destroy the infamous Crooked Minaret in Mosul but were prevented from doing so when residents surround the site preventing the militants from carrying out their intention.
One is reminded of the Taliban in Afghanistan when they destroyed the statues of Buddha and what an outrage that was. ISIS seems to come from the same psychotic mold! ISIS believes that ancient sites “promote apostasy.” Say what? Sorry but I think ISIS is an APOSTASY!! Their flagrant disregard for ancient sites is beyond astounding. Thanks to ISIS a great wealth of information is now lost forever! They have no respect….for anything…period! Should ISIS succeed in their mission to conquer the Middle East I’m absolutely certain that archaeology in the region will cease to exist as ISIS will destroy every ancient site they possibly can. Oh, and let’s not forget how the Islamic Brotherhood when in control of Egypt were pondering destroying the pyramids at Giza. Such behavior and such intentions are disgusting! These people have no respect for and not desire for civilization. What they desire is simply to conquer and enslave and repeat history by making millions of people live by force in absolute despair and hopelessness. Really humanity? Do we need anymore of that or haven’t we had enough already?