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Russian scientists discover a 4000-year-old settlement in Iraq


A number of Russian scientists were able to discover an ancient and unknown settlement, after they studied the buildings near Tell Duhaila in southern Iraq. The scientists indicated that the settlement existed from the middle of the second millennium to the first millennium BC, that is, about 4000 years ago.


For his part, the lead researcher in the Department of Theory and Methodology at the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Shkhmardan Amiru said that they were able to study the thickness and structure of the sediments of the cultural layer of the city under Duhaila hill and obtain new data about the time of the city’s existence, and indicated that based on the discoveries, they were These places were inhabited until the early Iron Age, not only in the Old Babylonian period, as was previously believed, according to the Russian agency Sputnik.



Scientists were able to discover an ancient port, where both river and sea ships stopped, and they also found fragments of a palace wall, about four meters wide and about two meters high.


Scientists also discovered an oxidized arrowhead, traces of tandoor stoves, and clay camel statues dating back to the early Iron Age, on top of walls dating back to the second millennium BC.


Archaeologists working in Iraq had discovered an interesting site, last year, they found a sacred area dedicated to the goddess of war in Mesopotamia. This site is located in the ancient Sumerian city of Girsu, one of the oldest known cities in the world, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.


Archaeologists explained that the site is 5,000 years old and is located in one of the oldest known cities, and this discovery allows researchers to better understand the people and culture of Mesopotamia, according to the ancient-origins website.


This site has been extensively investigated in the past and many Sumerian antiquities and artifacts have been uncovered, and the latest archaeological investigations have focused on the sacred region of Girsu, known as Oroku, where there was a temple to the Mesopotamian war god.

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