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Archaeologists commence excavations at Arbil, Iraq

A team of archaeologists has arrived to commence excavations at Arbil in Northern Iraq, the first to be performed in the area after seven years of conflict. Iraq, which the ancient Greeks called Mesopotamia or 'land between the rivers' because of the Tigris and Euphrates that flow through it, is

150,000-year-old settlement found in Northern Iraq

The remains of a 150,000-year-old settlement has been found in Arbil, north Iraq. It is, so far, the oldest uncovered settlement found in that part of Mesopotamia. The archaeologists revealed a high number of items, mainly prehistoric stone tools, about nine metres under the ground in Arbil, capital of