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Ancient Assyrian Tomb with 10 Skeletons Discovered in Iraq

Ancient Assyrian Tomb with 10 Skeletons Discovered in Iraq

Construction workers accidentally discovered a vaulted tomb dating back to the time of the Assyrian Empire in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Ten skeletons were also found at the site.

Inside the tomb, which was constructed with baked bricks, archaeologists discovered three ceramic sarcophagi holding two skeletons. Eight other skeletons were found on the ground around the tomb,
said Goran M. Amin, director of the survey department at the Directorate of Antiquities in Erbil, who is leading the team that is excavating the tomb.

The team also "found more than 40 intact jars in different shapes and sizes," Amin said in comments that have been translated into English. The discoveries were made in the past few weeks and have not yet been published in a scholarly journal.


Source: live Science

 

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