CthulhuMud lives! - http://www.cthulhumud.com/
...and I've finally worked out where Marduck acquired the code base - NiMud
Found the game running in 1997/8, possibly using the pre-NiMud code base. It might even have been a copy of the vandalized one - there did seem to be a lot of 'junk' locations in there. Before we worked out how the OLC worked it definitely had the Assyrian areas up and running.
Either way it evolved for a few years with myself as lead coder - and, surprisingly enough, is still running today. The OLC was enhanced, but following it's own path, not NiMUDs.
Much belated Kudos to Locke and Surreal.