Since Southern Iraq has been experiencing extreme drought conditions for many months, water has been sent from their main water reservoir, the Mosul Dam. As a result of the low water level, an ancient city that is 3,400 years old and has not been seen for decades has shown up on the edge of the reservoir. Archeologists found many interesting findings, including uncovering large buildings and ceramic vessels containing over 100 inscriptions. In order to protect the excavated buildings, archeologists covered them with plastic film and gravel before the ruined city became submerged once again by the reservoir.

Key Takeaways:

  • A team of German and Kurdish archaeologists set out to uncover the Kemune site.
  • They found a huge multi-story warehouse and over one hundred cuneiform tablets.
  • The texts provide insight into the Mitanni kingdom near its end in the second millennium BC.

“Due to the low water level, the remains of a 3,400-year-old city that disappeared decades ago emerged on the edge of the reservoir.”

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