UNESCO Decries Destruction of Ancient Site in Nimrud, Iraq

March 6, 2015 11:01 AM

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The head of the U.N.'s cultural agency says the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage like that at an archaeological site in Nimrud, Iraq, amounts to a "war crime."

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova appealed in a statement Friday to people around the world — "especially youth" — to protect "the heritage of the whole of humanity."

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