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Archaeologists in Iraq find 2,700-year-old wine press from rule of Assyrian kings

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Archaeologists in Iraq revealed Sunday their discovery of a large-scale wine factory from the rule of the Assyrian kings 2,700 years ago, along with stunning monumental rock-carved royal reliefs. The carvings, from 2,700 years ago, show gods, kings and sacred animals. The stone bas-reliefs, showing kings praying to the gods, were cut …

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Complete Guide on Ancient Mesopotamia

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Ancient Mesopotamia in a Nutshell Civilization Name: Mesopotamia Period: 3500 BC -500 BC Originated Location: northeast by the Zagros Mountains, southeast by the Arabian Plateau Current Location: Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey Meaning: land between rivers [Ancient Greek] Major Highlights: First civilization in the world Mesopotamian was the world’s earliest civilization between the land of the …

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Bradost (mountain)

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Bradost or Chia-y Bradost (Nawakhin), a mountain range over 5,000 feet above sea level and about 25 miles long, stretches northwest from the Rawanduz river opposite the town of Rawanduz in Erbil Governorate, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, to Rubari kuchuk, a tributary of the Great Zab.[1] Bradost mountain range The Shanidar Cave,a Neandertalian archaeological site, lies about 15 …

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Mount Alfaf

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Mount Alfaf (Syriac: ܛܘܪܐ ܕܐܠܦܦ, ṭūrāʾ Alfaf), also known as Mount Maqlub (جبل مقلوب in Arabic), is a mountain in the Nineveh Plains region in northern Iraq. The mountain lies 30 km to the northeast of Mosul and some 15 km from Bartella. The largest town on the mountain is Mirki which is inhabited by Syriac Orthodox Christians.[1] Mount Alfaf Mount Maqlub, Ṭūrāʾ Alfaf View of the …

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Mycenae

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Mycenae (/maɪˈsiːniː/ my-SEE-nee;[2] Ancient Greek: Μυκῆναι or Μυκήνη, Mykē̂nai or Mykḗnē) is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south-west of Athens; 11 kilometres (7 miles) north of Argos; and 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Corinth. The site is 19 kilometres (12 miles) inland from the Saronic Gulf and built upon a hill rising 900 feet (274 metres) above …

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Idris Bitlisi

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Idris Bitlisi (c. 18 January 1457[1] – 15 November 1520), sometimes spelled Idris Bidlisi, Idris-i Bitlisi, or Idris-i Bidlisi (“Idris of Bitlis“), and fully Mevlana Hakimeddin İdris Mevlana Hüsameddin Ali-ül Bitlisi, was an Ottoman Kurdish religious scholar and administrator. Even though many scholarly works mention Bitlis as Bitlisi’s place of birth, a new research states that he was actually born in the district of …

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Urartu

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Urartu is a geographical region commonly used as the exonym for the Iron Age kingdom also known by the modern rendition of its endonym, the Kingdom of Van, centered around Lake Van in the historic Armenian Highlands. The kingdom rose to power in the mid-9th century BC, but went into gradual decline and was eventually conquered by the Iranian Medes in the early …

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