Ancient city found in Iraq
October 2 , 2013
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.