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March 15th, 2015
Episode 248 of 1400 episodes
Islamic State militants in Iraq have reportedly been looting and bulldozing some of the most precious and ancient archaeological sites in the world. The militants have targeted the ancient Assyrian cities of Nimrud, Hatra and, most recently, Dur-Sharrukin, or the Fortress of Sargon.