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Photos: New Archaeological Discoveries in Northern Iraq


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 170 days ago - livescience.com
This bronze statuette of a wild goat is about 3.3 inches (8.4 centimeters) in length and 3.2 inches (8.3 cm) in height. It has a cuneiform inscription on it, which researchers are currently deciphering.



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Colin Hope (243)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 11:48 pm
Amaaazing!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:13 am
Thanks.
 

june t. (66)
Friday July 11, 2014, 1:54 pm
"In some cases the artifacts were re-used by villagers after they were found. In this photo the stone with the measuring stick on it is actually the torso of a life-size human statue. It had been re-used for modern-day construction."
It makes me wonder how much history has been lost because things were carted away and used for other things.
 

Aileen P. (37)
Friday July 11, 2014, 2:34 pm
Noted, thank you.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 11, 2014, 5:12 pm
Noted. Such an interesting area. It is amazing that after thousands of years so much is being found today. Thank you for the information.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Friday July 11, 2014, 8:41 pm
Intriguing and certainly of great interest. So many fabulous artifacts are often found.
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Friday July 11, 2014, 9:57 pm
Sad to think of that they will never find in Iraq...along with "Weapons of Mass Destruction".
 

Bob P. (421)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 2:04 am
Thanks Marty
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (44)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 3:04 am
Very interesting. Thanks Marty for posting.
 

Anne F. (17)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 11:08 am
Let's have more digs and museums, and fewer missiles and land mines
 
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