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Ancient lost city found in Iraq

Researchers believe they have found Alexander the Great’s lost city of Qalatga Darband in Iraq.

Qalatga Darband, a fortified settlement in northern Iraq with a thriving wine trade, went unrecorded by history until its remains were discovered by archaeologists at the British Museum with the aid of drones.

Archaeologists stumbled across the lost city while poring over declassified spy satellite photographs taken by the American government for military purposes in the 1960s but made public only in 1996.

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Story: Phoebe Weston, Daily Mail | Photo: British Museum

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