Ancient city found in Iraq

  • Archaeologists discovered a 3,000-year old metropolis in northern Iraq. Idu was once a major city and belonged to the Assyrian Empire except for a short period of time in history. 

    The Assyrians used the city to rule neighboring territory. 

    The researchers determined the name of the ancient site when a villager handed over to them an inscription with the same; the team conducted excavations in 2010 and 2011. 

    Not many excavations were conducted in the region before 2008 due to the conflicts over the past three decades in Iraq. 

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