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Archaeological treasures of Iraq: Nimrud

I took this picture in April 2012 while on a trip in Iraq with Geoff Hann and his Hinterland travel. It shows a wall and reliefs in the palace of Ashurnasipal II (883-859 BC) in Nimrud, 37 km southeast of Mosul (see map). Nimrud was the second capital of ancient Assyria, the city of Caleh as referred to in the Old Testament. The site has seen looting and an exchange of fire several times since 2003. Now it is utterly destroyed

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