"It will be a repetition of the barbarism and savagery which we saw in Nimrud, Hatra and Mosul," he added.Last month a seven-minute video emerged, showing IS militants destroying the historic Assyrian city of Nimrud, which dates back to the 13th century B. The ancient site is near the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul in northern Iraq.Palmyra harbors the ruins of a great city that was once one of the world's key cultural hubs."From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences." Syria's director of antiquities, Maamoun Abdulkarim, said he had no doubt that if Palmyra fell into the jihadists hands, it would suffer a similar fate to ancient Nimrud in Iraq, which they laid to waste earlier this year."Read Isaiah 42 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Islamic state extremists have ‘bulldozed’ an ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq near Mosul with heavy military vehicles, the country’s authorities said.
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"If IS enters Palmyra, it will spell its destruction," Abdulkarim told AFP.
"If the ancient city falls, it will be an international catastrophe.