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n. Mythology
The Mesopotamian god of war and plague, and the consort of Ereshkigal.

[Akkadian Nergal, Nerigal.]
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Noun1.Nergal - (Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the deadNergal - (Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
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No photos or satellite imagery have been released, but video footage recently showed electric drills being used to deface one of the colossal figures at the Nergal Gate at Nineveh.
In late February, a shocking video emerged showing Isis extremists demolishing statues and artefacts in Mosul Museum and at the Nergal Gate to the ancient Assyrian city of Ninevah.
It also showed damage to a huge statue of a bull at the Nergal Gate into the city of Ninevah.
He noted that "the ruins of Khorsapad were the end of the IS retaliatory criminal acts to the ruins of the heritage of Mosul after the organization showed a videotape showing the destruction of ruins and heritage of Nineveh and civilized Nergal gate, the Museum of Nineveh, the city of Nimrud archaeological, al-Hader and finally Khorsabad.
Last week, Islamic State militants videotaped themselves destroying statues and artifacts in the Mosul Museum and at the Nergal Gate entryway to ancient Nineveh.
The video then shows another man at a nearby archaeological site inside Mosul known as the Nergal Gate, drilling through and destroying several statues.
Frontman of the band Adam Darski, popularly known as Nergal, talked to (http://metalhammer.
Fortunately, Nergal and his corpse-painted troops of doom were straight in for the kill.
I fought them with [the support of] the mighty forces of Ashur, which Ashur my lord has given me, and the strong weapons Nergal [the war god] my leader, has presented me, [and] I did inflict a defeat upon them between the towns Qarqara and Gilzau.