1,300-year-old Syriac artifacts discovered in northern Iraq

NOHADRA, Iraq — Professor at Faculty of Archeology at Mosul University Amer al-Jumaili explained the details of the discovery of an archaeological site in the village of Kluk of Merksor in Arbailo in northern Iraq.

According to al-Jumaili, the discovered artifacts date back more than 1,300 years and are inscribed with Syriac.

He added that several of the artifacts are large, spherical urns for storing grain inscribed with a Syriac phrase meaning “god of forests and agriculture and guardian of the homeland”.

Al-Jumaili also mentioned that the area of the discovery is one of the most prominent areas where the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people used to live and this is proven by artifacts found in the region.