Hatra

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Hatra, once a vibrant archaeological site of immense value in the Al Jazira region of Iraq, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. In 2015, it was one of the most dangerous cities on Earth and is emphatically no more a tourist destination. The archaeological structures were substantial but have suffered extensive, wilful damage at the hands of ISIS extremists. While the extremists were driven out of Hatra in 2017, much of the UNESCO-listed archaeological heritage is believed to be damaged, destroyed or no longer standing.