Ancient City Found In Iraq

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(Image credit to Cinzia Pappi)

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient kingdom called Idu, hidden beneath a mound in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq.

According to Cinzia Pappi, an archaeologist at Universität Leipzig in Germany, the city thrived approximately between 3,300 and 2,900 years ago. During this time the city would have been under the control of the Assyrian Empire, using the location to administer the surrounding areas.

The name of the city was determined in 2008 when a villager brought an inscription with the city’s name engraved on it.

Check out the full article here, courtesy of Live Science.