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Ancient City in Iraq Found Destroyed After IS Occupation

After U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed the Islamic State from Nimrud earlier this week, they found the archaeological site of an ancient Assyrian city reduced to rubble. Months before the Iraqi advance, IS destroyed statues, bulldozed palaces that date back some 3,000 years, and destroyed much of the remains of the ziggurat — once one of the tallest buildings remaining from the 9th century. The level of destruction to Nimrud is of such a magnitude that "it is hard to believe that...

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