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Drought Reveals Ancient Palace in Iraq KURDISTAN REGION, IRAQ—CNN reports that drought has revealed the remains of a 3,400-year-old palace in northern Iraq’s Mosul Dam reservoir. The palace, at a site known as Kemune, once stood on an elevated terrace on the eastern banks of the Tigris River. Researchers from the University of Tübingen and the Kurdistan Archaeology Organization said the structure dates to the Mittani Empire, which ruled parts of northern Mesopotamia and Syria in the fifteenth and fourteenth centuries B.C. Some of the site’s mudbrick walls measure more than six feet thick and stand more than six feet tall. Rare traces of bright red and blue wall paintings have also been uncovered.
#Drought #Ancient #Palace #Iraq #KURDISTAN #3,400-year-old #Mosul #Tübingen #Archaeology #Mittani #Mesopotamia
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7790-190628-iraq-mittani-palace
 
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Drought Reveals Ancient Palace in Iraq KURDISTAN REGION, IRAQ—CNN reports that drought has revealed the remains of a 3,400-year-old palace in northern Iraq’s Mosul Dam reservoir. The palace, at a site known as Kemune, once stood on an elevated terrace on the eastern banks of the Tigris River. Researchers from the University of Tübingen and the Kurdistan Archaeology Organization said the structure dates to the Mittani Empire, which ruled parts of northern Mesopotamia and Syria in the fifteenth and fourteenth centuries B.C. Some of the site’s mudbrick walls measure more than six feet thick and stand more than six feet tall. Rare traces of bright red and blue wall paintings have also been uncovered.
#Drought #Ancient #Palace #Iraq #KURDISTAN #3,400-year-old #Mosul #Tübingen #Archaeology #Mittani #Mesopotamia
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7790-190628-iraq-mittani-palace
 
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