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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.
Site - Kilometre - Length - Houses - Palace
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.
Researchers - University - Tübingen - Institute - Ancient
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.
Palace - Structure - Terrace
The main palace structure sits on an elevated terrace what...
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