Friday, November 11, 2016

Bronze Age city discovered in Iraq

A 1.200 old city has been found next to ISIS territory in northern Iraq. The city was unearthed by the University of Tübingen in Germany. With this found researchers have now the solution for the mystery about a bronze statue of the Akkadian god-king Naram-Sin that was found in 1975. "People always wondered why the statue came from this remote place. In 2013 we realized there is a large site from the early Bronze Age there," Prof. Peter Pfälzner. The archaeologists had to have the work done fast in order to take the precious city of the way to a highway expansion. 

Ana Maria Gentil

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