Posted inArchaeology

Giddan/Eddana, The Forgotten Twin City of Dura-Europos

The ancient city of Dura-Europos in modern-day Syria is well known for its exceptional state of preservation. Often compared to Pompeii, this ancient settlement provides a remarkable window into the Hellenistic, Parthian, and Roman periods. However, while Dura-Europos has garnered significant attention, there’s another ancient city, just a few kilometers downstream on the Euphrates River, […]

Posted inAntiquity, Archaeology

The First Museum in History Was Created in 530 BC in the City of Ur by Princess Ennigaldi

Archaeologist Leonard Woolley made amazing discoveries during his life, he directed with T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) the excavations of Carchemish, he found the statue-biography of King Idrimi, and the geological evidence of the flood told in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Woolley is most renowned for his excavations in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur […]

Posted inArchaeology, Science

Mesopotamian Bricks Reveal Data on a Mysterious Anomaly in the Earth’s Magnetic Field 3,000 Years Ago

Scientists have discovered new information about a mystery in Earth’s magnetic field from 3,000 years ago. They found this by studying old bricks from ancient Mesopotamia, which is now part of Iraq. The bricks were made long ago and have the names of kings from that time written on them. This lets archaeologists know when […]

Posted inClassical Archaeology

Three qanat systems built by the Parthians and the Sassanids in Iraq between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD uncovered in Iraq

Professor Ali Obeid Shilgam, the Director General of the Department of Archaeological Research in Iraq, announced the findings during archaeological survey work in the Diyala region, where three qanat systems dating from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD were uncovered. Qanats, also known as underground aqueducts, are among the oldest irrigation systems […]

Posted inAntiquity, Prehistory

A single family remains in the Erbil citadel, the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the world

The Near and Middle East are full of cities of proven antiquity, such as Byblos, Sidon, Jericho, Susa… Less well known is the city of Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, at the center of which is a fortified mound that claims to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the world: the Erbil Citadel. In November […]