Excavations of Bronze Age city called Bassetki located in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, led to the discovery of nearly 100 clay tablets dating back to the period of the Middle Assyrian Empire (1392-934 BC).
Polish archaeologists discovered remains of over 200 settlement sites, including villages and an ancient city, in the region of Northern Mesopotamia located in modern Iraqi Kurdistan.
Examination of a relief accidentally found in the Nevruz Forest, Elazığ, in Turkey’s Eastern Anatolia, is said to set back the region’s history back a full 1,000 years more than originally believed. The find is believed to date back 4000 years.
Polish bioarchaeologists, studying the skeletal remains ranging from Neolithic to modern times from Mesopotamia in search for signs of trauma, discovered that physical violence was possibly not so common as the historic sources might suggest.
Danish archaeologists discovered a jewellery workshop containing semi-precious gemstones on a small island of Failaka off Kuwait’s coast. The finds date to between 2100 and 1700 BC.
Analysis of micro-remains of plants contained within the tartar of the teeth led to recognition of plant-based diet of human populations living in Iraq 8500 years ago.
Excavations of a destroyed 4500-year-old Canaanite palace at Khirbet al- Batrawy, Jordan, revealed food, jewellery, weapons and personal objects that were preserved as the structure collapsed.
Excavations of German archaeologists at the site of Bassetki, near Dohuk in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan, Iraq, revealed a 3000-years-old Bronze Age settlement.
Archaeologists discovered floor mosaics excavating the site of ancient Edessa, modern Şanlıurfa, south-eastern Turkey. The ancient city was the capital of the Kingdom of Osroene between 2nd century BC to 3rd century AD.
Several Bronze Age fortified settlements, dating to 4th millennium BC, were found during the course of the research project in Jordan. They are said to be among the earliest fortifications in Southwest Asia.
Archaeologists excavating a Bronze Age city in Cyprus discovered a tomb containing a treasure of Egyptian scarabs, diadem, exotic luxuries and pearls and earrings set in gold. The site of Hala Sultan Tekke is dated to 1500 BC.
Relics of ancient fortifications and monumental tombs were found among numerous sites by a group of archaeologists from the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. The fieldwork in a the project, coordinated by prof. Piotr Bieliński, was led by dr Łukasz Rutkowski.