A source in the Nineveh province revealed on Wednesday, that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “ISIS” terrorist organization has resumed bombing historical buildings and monuments in the province, noting that it has blew up the historic wall of Nineveh in the center of Mosul.
The source, who asked for anonymity told Shafaq News, that “ISIS terrorists on Tuesday night destroyed large parts of the historic wall of Nineveh in the Tahrir neighborhood of the Mosul area, noting that terrorists have used large quantities of explosives “
The Nineveh wall is considered a prominent historical monuments in the province, Iraq, and the region in general, an important landmark dating back to the Assyrian civilization thousands of years ago.
The ISIS terrorist organization has also destroyed a lot of other archaeological, historical and religious sites in the areas seized by ISIS, since the tenth of last June, which is considered by cultural and civic circles as crimes against the culture and human heritage.
The ancient city of Nineveh is also on UNESCO's list:
"Nineveh was one of the most important cultural centers inthe ancient world enjoying a prominent role in the field of developing human civilization, in that it was the greatest metropolis where various branchesofartsandlearning originated. It was adopted by the Assyrians as their political seat and comes next to their first religious capital city Ashur.Excavation on the principle mound in the city, Kuyunijk, has shown that it was occupied from c.6000 BC.-AD 600, Nineveh was oRen a royal residence and was finally established asthecapitaloftheAssyrians about 700 BC. by Senacherib, whose successors lived there until its destruction in 612 BC. The city wall of Nineveh has a circumference of over 12 km. And six gates have been excavated. On the mound of Kuyunjik the throne-room suite of Senacherrib's palace has re-excavated with some of its relief slabs depicting the Kings conquest still in position, the mound of Nebi Yunusj the site ofthe imperial arsenal 1.6 km; South of Kuyunjik, has been covered with houses grouped around a mosque, containing the reputed tomb of Jonah."
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