CNN – Italy donated a reconstructed Assyrian statue to Iraq in a gesture former culture minister Francesco Rutelli described as a “miracle” of Italian cultural diplomacy. Constructed in the ninth century BC, the 16-foot tall “Bull of Nimrud” was destroyed by ISIS fighters in 2015, before Italian artisans made a copy of the monument using 3D-printing technology. The replica was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. It has been permanently relocated outside the entrance to the Basrah Museum in the Iraqi city of Basra.

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