Skip to comments.Archeologists uncover new Assyrian site in northern Iraq
Posted on 10/07/2012 10:09:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archeologists working in northern Iraq have discovered a new Assyrian site in the vicinity of the historic Arbil city center, the head of the antiquities office in the Kurdish Province of Arbil, Haydar Hassan, was quoted as saying in an Iraqi newspaper.
The Assyrian civilization flourished in northern Iraq between 1000-700 B.C., archeologists were led to discover the site when they exhumed a burial ground, complete with mud brick grave heads.
To further unearth this site the foreign archeological team had to study and remove two more layers of civilization under which the Assyrian structure was buried, according to a report published by Iraq's al-Zaman on Monday.
The excavations have shown that the Assyrian graves were covered by remains belonging to the Sassanid Persian Dynasty that ruled Iraq before being dislodged by Muslim Arab tribes from the Arabian desert in the 7th century A.D., said Haydar Hassan.
So far only the brick arches and corridors of the Assyrian layer have been brought to the surface.
Although archaeological teams from Italy, the U.S., Germany, Holland, Poland and Greece are currently working in northern Iraq, Hassan did not say which foreign archaeologists were working on the newly discovered Assyrian site in Arbil.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...
The Assyrian civilization flourished in northern Iraq between 1000-700 B.C., archeologists were led to discover the site when they exhumed a burial ground, complete with mud brick grave heads. (Photo courtesy ezinemark.com)
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If it is the Q’uran, we already know it. If it is not in the Q’ran, we don’t need to know it. Burn it.
Cool another site the great Allah hasn’t found and destroyed yet
I was doing my Genealogy and according to Ancestry.com I went back 80 generations. Some of these records are quite amazing. It really makes you wonder how these people lived.
Assyrians were bad, bad dudes. But that didn’t stop the Lord from trying to save them.
I have some ancestors going back into Egypt and Iraq, but the records are scanty, once one is no longer part of the Royalty, in any country.
A couple of years ago British Top Gear’s Christmas special was the “three wise men” motoring from Arbil to Bethlehem. Lots of jokes about the dangers of Iraq and body armor until it became plain that Kurdistan is actually quite safe. Of course, they did not take the direct route . . . .