Ruins of a 3,400-year-old palace emerge from river following a drought 

Mail Online | 6/30/2019 | William Cole For Mailonline
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Scientists have discovered an ancient palace that emerged from an Iraqi reservoir after a drought dropped water levels.

The 3,400-year-old ruins in the Kurdistan region of the country were described as a 'sensation' by archaeologists working on site.

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A site stretching a kilometre in length has been identified, and features several grand houses, a palace, an extensive road network and a cemetery.

The discovery on the banks of the Tigris River has inspired a large archeological dig to help improve understanding of the Mittani Empire which spanned the northern areas of Iraq and Syria.

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Researchers from University of Tübingen's Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies said the very little is known about the Mittanis due to a lack of research.

'The find is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the region in recent decades,' said Kurdish archeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim.

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The main palace structure sits on an elevated terrace what...
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