2,700-YEAR-OLD ROCK CARVINGS DISCOVERED IN IRAQ

Oct 26, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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Archaeologists in northern Iraq have discovered 2,700-year-old rock carvings depicting war scenes and trees from the Assyrian Empire.

In Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, a team of experts has been working to restore the site of the ancient Mashki Gate.

In 2016, militants from the Islamic State group bulldozed the structure.

The restoration project’s leader stated on Wednesday that his team was surprised to find eight murals with inscriptions, decorative drawings, and writings.

The present-day territory of Iraq was home to some of the world’s earliest cities.

Thousands of archaeological sites where Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians once lived can be found throughout the country.

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