Ancient Kurdistan Palace emerges

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  1. Debi

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    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/iraq-palace-drought-scli-intl/index.html

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    A 3,400-year-old palace has emerged from a reservoir in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after water levels dropped because of drought.
    The discovery of the ruins in the Mosul Dam reservoir on the banks of the Tigris River inspired a spontaneous archeological dig that will improve understanding of the Mittani Empire, one of the least-researched empires of the Ancient Near East, the Kurdish-German team of researchers said in a press release.
    "The find is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the region in recent decades," Kurdish archeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim said in a press release.

    Full story and more pics at site
     
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    Iraq - Babylon, Marduk, Enlil, Ea, Ninsun - it all starts there!
     
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    Not too much info in the article but what an amazing find. I hope we get to see more pics as time goes on. Too bad it had to be near a isis area.
     

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