ISIS Bulldozing of Nimrud Site Stirs Outrage (The New York Times)


In a story about the vandalism of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq by Islamic State (ISIS) militants, The New York Times turns to Dartmouth’s Susan Ackerman ’80 for her reaction to the destruction and looting of the antiquities.

“They’re willing to be self-righteous and ideological about the things that are too big to move, and ruthlessly opportunistic about the small things they can smuggle on the black market,” Ackerman, the Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion, tells the Times.

The article notes that the Hood Museum of Art is home to a number of Assyrian artifacts.

Read the full story, published 3/6/15 by The New York Times.

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