It was a sobering day when footage was released of Daesh entering the city of Nimrud and destroying centuries-old artifacts. Reportedly, the group of Islamic extremists were on a mission to destroy any symbols they consider to be idolatrous and, in result, begin using sledgehammers and electric drills on works of art.
Rather than become overwhelmed by the sad news, 17-year-old Nenous Thabit decided instead to fight back by recreating some of the sculptures that were destroyed. The Assyrian Christian considers many artifacts in the city – which is 3,000 years old and was once the capital of an Assyrian empire – to be the work of his ancestors. Continue reading This Teen Is Re-Creating Sculptures That Were Destroyed By ISIS