Assyrian tomb found in Iraq

Published on April 18th, 2017 | by admin

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A vaulted brick tomb dating back between the 7th-9th centuries B.C., has been found in the Zagros Mountains in Iraq.

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.

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Story: Owen Jarus, Live Science | Photo: Goran M. Amin

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