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Assyrian tomb found in Iraq

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.

Iron-Age fortifications uncovered in Israel

The remains of an Iron-Age Assyrian harbour has been uncovered in present-day Israel. At the heart of the well-preserved fortifications is a mud-brick wall up to more than 12 feet wide and 15 feet high. The wall is covered in layers of mud and sand that stretch for hundreds of feet

Holocaust victim ordered to return ancient artifact

A court in Brooklyn has ordered the family of a Holocaust survivor to return a 3,200-year-old Assyrian tablet to a German museum. The decision turns on its head the familiar scenario of Holocaust victims suing to reclaim property stolen or extorted from them by the Nazis. But in this case, according

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