Gold jewelry and other precious items recovered from royal tombs excavated at the ancient Assyrian capital of Nimrud are believed to have been found
where they were stashed for safety—in a vault below the Central Bank in Baghdad—before the onset of the Gulf War in 1990.
I feel like we're going to be seeing a lot of archaeological discoveries coming out of Iraq now that Saddam Hussein is out of power. hopefully it'll
become more available for scientists to study. there's a ton of stuff yet to be found there, I'm sure. after all, Iraq was also the home of the
Sumerians, believed to be the first true civilization.
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