Ancient Tomb Discovered Under Erbil
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Ancient Tomb Discovered Under Erbil

 

Several people, believed to be prominent figures, are buried in the  tomb 

 

 

 

 

ERBIL — At the heart of Kurdistan Region’s capital, Erbil, a Kurdish citizen discovered a thousands-year-old tomb under the ground of his house.

 

A resident of Araban neighborhood of Erbil recently discovered a domed room, containing some graves, under his house after he excavated the yard for a well.

 

According to the information Kurdish journalist Hemin Raniayi posted on his Facebook account, the archeologic site is almost five meters under the ground where several, apparently prominent people, are buried.

 

Raniayi revealed that Kurdish archeologists were immediately deployed to the site, and after further studies concluded that the ancient facility dates back to 2,000 BC.

 

Also, the archeologists found several pots which are believed to be used for foods and drinks.

 

Erbil is known as the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world where a 6,000-year-old citadel is located.

 

 

 

 

Pictures by: Sangar Sheikh Jamy