Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Ancient kingdom discovered in Iraq


Posted on Wednesday, 2 October, 2013 | Comment icon 22 comments

Iraq is filled with archaeological treasures. Image Credit: US Navy
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city that dates back to Neolithic times.
The discovery was made in the Kurdistan region of Iraq in a valley on the banks of the Zab River. What is left of the city once known as Idu is now part of a mound that rises up approximately 32ft from the ground and on which the village of Satu Qala now sits.

Idu is believed to have thrived between 3,300 and 2,900 years ago under control of the Assyrian Empire. Having later gained its independence for 140 years following a decline, the city was eventually conquered for a second time by the Assyrians.

A country rich in archaeological treasures, Iraq has proven somewhat inaccessible to researchers in recent years due to conflicts in the region. This is slowly starting to change, but it is likely that a significant number of potential discoveries will be missed because it is either too difficult or too dangerous to spend enough time studying sites of interest.

"Very few archaeological excavations had been conducted in Iraqi Kurdistan before 2008," said archaeologist Cinzia Pappi.

Source: Live Science | Comments (22)

Tags: Iraq, Idu


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by Big Bad Voodoo on 2 October, 2013, 21:44
Yes Sundew and who's to blame for that? Saddam.
Comment icon #14 Posted by bigjonalien on 2 October, 2013, 23:02
We were so much more civilized before man made religion
Comment icon #15 Posted by Big Bad Voodoo on 2 October, 2013, 23:11
We were so much more civilized before man made religion What?
Comment icon #16 Posted by coolguy on 3 October, 2013, 4:29
Very cool find.
Comment icon #17 Posted by jaylemurph on 3 October, 2013, 5:20
What? I'm sure there were far fewer deaths, since they had to work up a better excuse than "god told me to." --Jaylemurph
Comment icon #18 Posted by Big Bad Voodoo on 3 October, 2013, 5:54
I'm sure there were far fewer deaths, since they had to work up a better excuse than "god told me to." --Jaylemurph Then tell me when theocracy and religion developed since far as I know from day one humans have had beliefs.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Capt Amerika on 3 October, 2013, 11:29
I'm sure there were far fewer deaths, since they had to work up a better excuse than "god told me to." --Jaylemurph Those fewer deaths couldn't possibly have been a result of fewer people on the planet and less access to one another due to transportation constraints right? You throw 1 million people in a city back then even without religion and people would be killing each other with rocks and clubs. Religion is just one of the many reasons humans kill one another and in today's society its not even in the top ten reasons.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Silver Surfer on 23 October, 2013, 11:46
We were so much more civilized before man made religion so very true.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Harte on 24 October, 2013, 13:37
so very true. Only in the feeble minds of the ignorant. Please note that I'm not claiming that religion is a civilizing force, though some do. Harte
Comment icon #22 Posted by sards on 24 October, 2013, 16:29
Oh dear.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Philae mission officially comes to a close
7-27-2016
After a year without communication, scientists have finally said goodbye to Philae for the last time.
This year's global warming is off the charts
7-27-2016
Climate scientists have expressed concern over the record-breaking temperatures seen so far this year.
White whale Migaloo spotted near Queensland
7-27-2016
Migaloo, one of only four known white humpbacks in existence, has surfaced once again near Australia.
Mystery surrounds missing craters on Ceres
7-26-2016
Scientists have been attempting to determine why the dwarf planet Ceres has no large craters at all.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Following the Oregon Trail
Posted 7-27-2016 | 1 comment
A look back at Narcissa Whitman - the first woman to complete the Oregon Trail.
 
Walking over light bulbs
Posted 7-26-2016 | 2 comments
This skilled Chinese woman succeeds in walking across light bulbs for 20 meters.
 
Are great leaders born or made ?
Posted 7-25-2016 | 7 comments
What does it take to be a great leader and how does one go about accomplishing that ?
 
Real-life Pokemon
Posted 7-24-2016 | 1 comment
Are there any animals in the real world that could be considered actual real-life Pokemon ?
 
Trans-Atlantic solar powered flight
Posted 7-23-2016 | 0 comments
A look at Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft that crossed the Atlantic using the power of the sun.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Light in Orion
7-23-2016 | Tampa, Florida
 
Girl with the broken neck
7-23-2016 | Mississippi
 
Holes in cotton clothing
7-23-2016 | Somerset, UK
 
Three knocks in the night
6-28-2016 | Cedar City, Utah
 
Mr Button and laurel leaves
6-28-2016 | Unknown
 
Knocking on the door
6-28-2016 | Virginia, United States
 
Not in our jurisdiction
5-2-2016 | California, United States
 
Zippers and headlights
5-2-2016 | Raleigh, United States
 
Spinning, voiceless and breathless
5-2-2016 | Garland, Texas
 
Paralyzed
4-15-2016 | United States
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ