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Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Palace Of The Mittani Empire in Kurdistan Region [Excerpts]

Source: – https://www.kurdistan24.net

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) — German and Kurdish archaeologists have uncovered a 3,400-year-old Bronze Age palace on the eastern bank of the Tigris River in one of the most important recent archeological finds in the region, the Tübingen University said on Thursday.

German-Kurdish research team came upon a surprising discovery as ruins emerge from the waters of the Tigris River.

Terrace wall on the western side of Kemune Palace. (Photo: University of Tübingen and Kurdistan Archaeology Organization)

“The find is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the region in recent decades and illustrates the success of the Kurdish-German cooperation,” Kurdish archaeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim noted.

The site of Kemune on the eastern Tigris can be dated to the time of the Mittani Empire, which dominated large parts of northern Mesopotamia and Syria from the 15th to the 14th century BCE.

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