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  • Iraq drought uncovers ruins of ancient palace
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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 due to 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.
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    Archeologists first became aware of the site in 2010 when water levels in the reservoir were low, but this is the first time they have been able to excavate.

    Qasim also worked on another project with the University of Tübingen, uncovering a Bronze Age city in northern Iraq in 2016.

    The team unearthed the city, which lies beneath what is now the small village of Bassetki in the autonomous region of Kurdistan, close to territory that was held by ISIS.
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...L&ocid=msnbcrd
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    • Ancient pyramid found on Aegean island reveals beginnings of ancient Greek civilisation
      A MYSTERIOUS pyramid as old as Stonehenge has been discovered on a tiny Greek island.
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      https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wei...onze-age-video
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      • Another take on above ^

        Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient Greece’s origins

        Exclusive: Thousands of years of history being unlocked in the Aegean isles which could provide groundbreaking knowledge of ancient civilisations
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        https://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...-a8997666.html
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        • A somewhat less sensationalist item here. https://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/keros

          It would seem that excavations first started in the 1960s
          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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          • Bedrock found - in Israel

            A new stone age (neolithic) city has been found near Jerusalem. Not only have flint tools been found but also jewellery - some of which came from Anatolia so there must have been trade going on - 9,000 years ago
            https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49002046
            Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
            Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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