Tagged: Ancient

ISIS wiping ancient city off map

In a fusion of zealous iconoclasm and cynical propaganda the militants of Islamic State have destroyed one of the most treasured artifacts of the ancient Near East. Its ongoing assault on the ruins of Palmyra,...

Iraq: ISIS razed site of ancient city of Nimrud

Story highlights Nimrud was a city in the Assyrian kingdom, which flourished between 900 B.C. and 612 B.C. ISIS has destroyed other ancient sites in Iraq, home of some of our earliest civilizations “ISIS continues...

Turkish forces leave ancient tomb in Syria

Turkish forces leave ancient tomb in Syria

Story highlights The 700-year-old remains of Suleyman Shah are moved from a tomb in northern Syria In recent months, ISIS started taking over villages and towns surrounding the tomb About 40 Turkish soldiers watching over...

Ancient mammoth found in Texas

A prehistoric mammoth was discovered in Texas while a sand and gravel crew were working. CNN affiliate WFAA reports. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below. CNN.com...