Nimrud

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Nimrud is part of the Tentative list of Iraq in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Nimrud comprises the remains of an ancient Assyrian city and its second capital. It dates from between ca. 1350 BC and 610 BC. Excavations revealed remarkable bas-reliefs, ivories, and sculptures. A statue of Ashurnasirpal II was found in an excellent state of preservation, as were colossal winged man-headed lions each guarding the palace entrance. Many of the findings were taken abroad, mostly to the British Museum. The site has been severely damaged by ISIS in 2015, flattening up to 90% of the excavated city.

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Full Name
Nimrud
Country
Iraq
Added
2000
Type
Cultural
Categories
Archaeological site - Near Eastern
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2000 Added to Tentative List

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