Clay tablets from the Neo-Assyrian Empire found in Ashur, North Iraq, written at the end of the 7th century BC by a man called Kisir-Ashur describe his education to become a doctor, and how he combined magical rituals with medical treatments.
Ancient sculptures, mosaics and other artefacts were unearthed during recently ended season of excavations in Karkemish, an ancient capital, located on the border of Syria and Turkey.
A vaulted tomb dating back to the Assyrian Empire period was accidentally discovered by construction workers in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Ten skeletons with various grave goods were found inside.
As government forces drive ISIS terrorists out of Mosul and nearby Nimrud the scale of destruction to one of Iraq’s greatest archaeological treasures comes to light. Once magnificent masterpieces of art are now broken into pieces and bulldozed flat. Moreover, the crippled Mosul Dam threatens to flood vast populated areas filled with archaeological sites with water from the Tigris river.