Monday, June 06, 2022

A major drought reveals a 3,400-year-old city near the Tigris River

 With the northern hemisphere switching to summer, we started to come across more drought news from different countries such as India, Pakistan, Mexico, and the United States. Iraq is also one of these countries that have been suffering from the consequences of drought. A new consequence, however, has stood archeologists in good stead.

The drought that has hit Iraq in recent months caused the Mosul reservoir - the most crucial water storage in Iraq- to shrink, which led to the revelation of a 3,400-year-old Mittani Empire-era city submerged for decades. The ancient city is located on the Tigris River in northern Iraq.

The results of the excavations were revealed in a press release by the institute.

The dam was built in the 1980s before the settlement was examined and cataloged archaeologically. Therefore, the re-emergence of the ancient city named Kemune has provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for scholars to investigate it before the water level escalates and it gets resubmerged again.

1 comment:

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