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The 3,400-year-old ruins in the Kurdistan region of Iraq were described as a & # 39; sensation & # 39; by archeologists who work on site

Ruins of a 3400 year old palace belonging to a Middle Eastern empire come from the river after a drought

  • Drought in the reservoir on the Tigris River in northern Iraq has exposed ruins
  • The site extends over a length of one kilometer and includes a palace, houses and roads
  • German archaeologists believe the find will help provide more information about the Mittani empire that the community has built
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Scientists have discovered an old palace that emerged from an Iraqi reservoir after the drought had lowered the water levels.

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The 3,400 year old ruins in the Kurdistan region of the country were described as a & # 39; sensation & # 39; by archeologists who worked on site.

A site with a length of one kilometer has been identified, and has several large houses, a palace, an extensive road network and a cemetery.

The 3,400-year-old ruins in the Kurdistan region of Iraq were described as a & # 39; sensation & # 39; by archeologists who work on site

The 3,400-year-old ruins in the Kurdistan region of Iraq were described as a & # 39; sensation & # 39; by archeologists who work on site

The discovery on the banks of the Tigris River has inspired a major archaeological excavation to help improve understanding of the Mittani Empire, which spans the northern areas of Iraq and Syria.

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Researchers from the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Tübingen have stated that little is known about the Mittanis due to a lack of research.

& # 39; The find is one of the most important archaeological finds in the region in recent decades & said the Kurdish archaeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim.

Researchers from the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Tübingen say that very little is known about the Mittanis due to a lack of research

Researchers from the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Tübingen say that very little is known about the Mittanis due to a lack of research

Researchers from the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Tübingen say that very little is known about the Mittanis due to a lack of research

The main building of the palace is on a raised terrace which would have been just 65 feet from the river. It is not known how long the site has been submerged for following the collapse of the empire

The main building of the palace is on a raised terrace which would have been just 65 feet from the river. It is not known how long the site has been submerged for following the collapse of the empire

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The main building of the palace is on a raised terrace which would have been just 65 feet from the river. It is not known how long the site has been submerged for following the collapse of the empire

Inside the palace, known as Kemune, a team of diggers also found preserved murals in shades of red and blue

Inside the palace, known as Kemune, a team of diggers also found preserved murals in shades of red and blue

Inside the palace, known as Kemune, a team of diggers also found preserved murals in shades of red and blue

The main building of the palace is on a raised terrace which would have been just 65 feet from the river.

The walls were made of mud bricks that were up to six feet thick and gave the building an impressive presence.

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Inside the palace, known as Kemune, a team of diggers also found preserved murals in shades of red and blue.

"Discovering murals in Kemune is an archaeological sensation," said archaeologist Ivana Puljiz.

"Discovering murals in Kemune is an archaeological sensation," said archaeologist Ivana Puljiz. It is only the second site in the region where murals have been found

"Discovering murals in Kemune is an archaeological sensation," said archaeologist Ivana Puljiz. It is only the second site in the region where murals have been found

"Discovering murals in Kemune is an archaeological sensation," said archaeologist Ivana Puljiz. It is only the second site in the region where murals have been found

The site was first noticed in 2010 when the water level dropped, but it is only recently that scientists have been able to dig it out on the site. The ruins have now been flooded by rising water and it is unclear how long it can take before they come back

The site was first noticed in 2010 when the water level dropped, but it is only recently that scientists have been able to dig it out on the site. The ruins have now been flooded by rising water and it is unclear how long it can take before they come back

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The site was first noticed in 2010 when the water level dropped, but it is only recently that scientists have been able to dig it out on the site. The ruins have now been flooded by rising water and it is unclear how long it can take before they come back

& # 39; Kemune is only the second site in the region where murals from the Mittani period have been discovered. & # 39;

Clay tablets treated in old writing can help scientists gain a better understanding of community life, an archaeologist said.

The site was first noticed in 2010 when the water level dropped, but it is only recently that scientists have been able to dig it out on the site.

The ruins have now been flooded by rising water and it is unclear how long it can take before they come back.

"The find is one of the most important archaeological finds in the region in recent decades," said Kurdish archaeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim.
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"The find is one of the most important archaeological finds in the region in recent decades," said Kurdish archaeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim.

"The find is one of the most important archaeological finds in the region in recent decades," said Kurdish archaeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim.

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