Italian excavation uncovers more antiquities in Nineveh, Iraq

NINEVEH, Iraq — Excavations in Nineveh Plains in Iraq continue to uncover the history of ancient civilizations, particularly those of the ancestors of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in the lands of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia).

A team of excavators from the University of Bologna in Italy recently uncovered approximately 50 clay tablets in the ancient city of Nineveh located in modern day Mosul, Iraq.

The excavation took place in the “monks’ halls”, where a special water channel was also discovered. It is speculated that the channel used to supply Nineveh city with water from the Tigris River.

Additional finds included floors for Syriac–Assyrian halls, a watchtower for guarding the city, and the remains of a Syriac–Assyrian soldier dating back to more than 6,000 years B.C.

According to officials and workers within the excavation mission, work is underway to uncover more antiquities and artifacts in the ancient city.