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  1. Fifteen Years After Looting, Thousands of Artifacts are still Missing from Iraq’s National Museum

    ... 10 2003, the first looters broke into the National Museum of Iraq. Staff had vacated two days earlier, ahead of the advance of US forces on ... 10 2003, the first looters broke into the National Museum of Iraq. Staff had vacated two days earlier, ahead of the advance of US forces on ...

    ancient-origins - 12/04/2018 - 01:59

  2. 450 Stolen Sumerian Tablets are on Their Way Back to Iraq, but it is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    450 Stolen Sumerian tablets are being repatriated to Iraq with a ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 2. Many of the cuneiform texts ... 450 Stolen Sumerian tablets are being repatriated to Iraq with a ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 2. Many of the cuneiform texts ...

    Alicia McDermott - 02/05/2018 - 13:58

  3. Looted Iraqi Antiquities Can Finally Return Home After Simple Identification by British Museum

    ... smuggling of antiquities. The archaeological heritage of Iraq has been systematically looted in recent years. In the anarchy, following the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it is estimated that thousands of precious objects were looted ...

    Ed Whelan - 10/08/2018 - 01:58

  4. Lost City Believed Founded by Alexander the Great Discovered in Iraq

    ... the reign of Alexander the Great has been discovered in Iraq, after hiding under tons of sand for more than 2,000 years. The discovery ... the reign of Alexander the Great has been discovered in Iraq, after hiding under tons of sand for more than 2,000 years. The discovery ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 26/09/2017 - 22:53

  5. Hoard of Ancient Tablets Found in Iraq Reveal Location of Lost Royal City of Mardama

    ... remains of a city on the arid plain of the eastern Tigris in Iraq. In an exciting discovery, archaeologists have found the ... remains of a city on the arid plain of the eastern Tigris in Iraq. The ruins had remained unidentified for five years, but a recent ...

    Ed Whelan - 12/05/2018 - 18:58

  6. Wadi Al-Salam: Magnificent Ancient Cemetery in Iraq is Largest in the World

    ... Islamic cemetery located near the holy city of Najaf, Iraq.  From an aerial view, it looks like a sprawling city.  However, its ... Daesh. Enormous City of the Dead While Najaf is one of Iraq's biggest cities, with a population close to 600,000, the adjoining ...

    Bryan Hill - 23/07/2018 - 21:35

  7. Shock Find! Assyrian Palace from 600 BC Discovered Under Demolished Shrine in Iraq

    ... Archaeologists working at a demolished shrine in Mosul, Iraq have stumbled upon a discovery of a previously unknown palace from about ... Tragedy as militants bomb 2,700-year-old Nineveh Wall in Iraq The discovered cuneiform inscription of King Esarhaddon ...

    Alicia McDermott - 01/03/2017 - 22:50

  8. 2,400-Year-Old Tomb in Iraq Holds 6 Skeletons and Bronze Goods – But It Was NOT Wealthy

    A tomb in northern Iraq held a pile of skeletons of at least six people, including those who lived ... bracelet with two snakes facing each other, found in the Iraq tomb. ( Michael Danti ) Nonetheless, the group of ... Wadi Al-Salam: Magnificent Ancient Cemetery in Iraq is Largest in the World Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2016: ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 10/01/2017 - 21:51

  9. The Discovery of the Long-Lost Temple of Musasir

    ... which extended out across what is now Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Armenia. The temple was built in the holy city of Ararat in 825 BC, ... to gain control over the area that is now known as northern Iraq. Ancient inscriptions have referred to Musasir as a "holy city founded in ...

    mrreese - 03/11/2014 - 22:22

  10. Where Sumerian Rulers Lie: The Royal Tombs of Ur

    ... of Ur in southern Mesopotamia (in the south of modern day Iraq). Sixteen of the graves were designated as ‘royal’ due to the ... number of artifacts from the cemetery can be found in the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad, while the rest are in the University of ...

    ancient-origins - 01/01/2017 - 22:15

  11. Ancient Remains of Important Bronze Age City of the Akkadian Empire Found in Iraq

    ... Α very important city was recently unearthed  in Northern Iraq by an international team of archaeologists from the University of ... Α very important city was recently unearthed  in Northern Iraq by an international team of archaeologists from the University of ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 08/11/2016 - 03:53

  12. Ancient City Discovered Buried Beneath Mound in Iraq

    ... , hidden beneath a mound in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, which is thought to have thrived between 3,300 and 2,900 years ago. ... at the Universität Leipzig in Germany. “Conflicts in Iraq over the past three decades have made it difficult to work there. ...

    aprilholloway - 01/10/2013 - 02:44

  13. Tragedy as militants bomb 2,700-year-old Nineveh Wall in Iraq

    ... is one of the most distinctive archaeological monuments in Iraq and the Middle East,” he added. View of Adad Gate at Nineveh ... Wikimedia Commons ) Nineveh (modern-day Mosul, Iraq) was one of the oldest cities in antiquity, having been settled as early ...

    aprilholloway - 01/02/2015 - 22:05

  14. Almost 100 Cuneiform Clay Tablets Unearthed and Archaeologists Cannot Wait to Decipher Them

    ... created in 1250 BC in the current Kurdistan region of Iraq can provide a fascinating peek into life at the time of the Middle ... created in 1250 BC in the current Kurdistan region of Iraq can provide a fascinating peek into life at the time of the Middle ... site of Bassetki in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. Source: Peter Pfälzner, University of Tübingen By  ...

    Alicia McDermott - 25/10/2017 - 13:58

  15. Iraqi Transport Minister Announces that Sumerians Launched Spaceships 7,000 Years Ago

    The Minister for Transport in Iraq made a controversial speech at the inauguration of a new airport in ... between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq), Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium ... a visit to a new airport construction site in southern Iraq, near Basra, where he claimed that the Sumerians had built an airport in ...

    aprilholloway - 04/10/2016 - 17:56

  16. Skeletons and Sarcophagi: Was This Newly Discovered Tomb Made for a Family of Elite Ancient Assyrians?

    ... cities, fighters recently successfully defended Erbil in Iraq, known long ago as Arbela. In that city, construction workers uncovered a ... cities, fighters recently successfully defended Erbil in Iraq, known long ago as Arbela. In that city, construction workers uncovered a ...

    Mark Miller - 29/03/2017 - 23:02

  17. American University returns 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    ... to the arrangement, suspecting the tablets were looted in Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War. The Iraqi government requested the return of ... literature, religion, language and culture of ancient Iraq that is filling major gaps in our knowledge of Mesopotamian civilization," ...

    aprilholloway - 06/11/2013 - 05:15

  18. Iraq set to Restore World’s Largest Arch

    ... of Salman Pak, one of Prophet Mohammed’s companions, were Iraq’s primary tourist attractions, however, decades of war has stopped ... an Al-Qaeda stronghold following the 2003 invasion. Iraq authorities hope that the restoration work, which will be carried out by a ...

    aprilholloway - 03/06/2013 - 06:29

  19. Who Are the Yazidis and Why Have They Been Continually Persecuted?

    ... are a religious minority found primarily in northern Iraq. In recent years, the Yazidis have received the attention of the ... are a religious minority found primarily in northern Iraq. In recent years, the Yazidis have received the attention of the ... of Kurdistan on the borders of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. The largest Yazidi community is located in the Sinjar Mountains in ...

    dhwty - 16/11/2018 - 13:24

  20. Lost Codes Discovered in Terrorist’s Treasure Tunnel

    Hidden deep beneath the ancient Iraq city of Nineveh, archeologists assessing the destruction of Isis treasure ... Telegraph. Hidden deep beneath the ancient Iraq city of Nineveh, archeologists assessing the destruction of Isis treasure ... Tragedy as militants bomb 2,700-year-old Nineveh Wall in Iraq Ashurbanipal: The Oldest Surviving Royal Library in the World with ...

    ashley cowie - 20/02/2018 - 19:01

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