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Massive Ancient Site Unearthed In Cradle Of Civilization
2013-04-05 13:46:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of British archaeologists from the University of Manchester has discovered what they believe to be a large building complex underground in an area of Iraq near Tell Khaiber. Using a satellite, the team spotted the 87-yard-long building before confirming its presence by way of geographical survey and trial excavations. They now believe this 4,000-year-old building could have had a critical function in Ur, one of the...

2012-05-31 23:03:10

Museum quality piece of ancient history up for bid, partial proceeds to benefit Team Rubicon Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Seldom does ancient history meet charitable causes in the realm of an online charity auction on eBay quite like this. From May 28 through June 7, 2012, a rare piece of history will be available to bid upon. This life-sized stone Sumerian head with a fine patina–one of only a handful of statuary Sumerian heads of this size known to exist—was recently...

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2005-12-16 22:48:01

CHICAGO (AP) - An excavation project on the Syrian-Iraqi border has uncovered an ancient settlement wiped out by invaders 5,500 years ago. Discovered in northeastern Syria, the ruined city of Hamoukar appears to have been a large city by 4,500 B.C., said archaeologists Clemens Reichel and Salam al-Quntar, who co-directed Syrian-American excavations on the site. Reichel, a research associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and al-Quntar, of the Syrian Department of...