Ctesiphon (Iraq)

Ctesiphon is the name of a very old city at the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers near Baghdad in what is now Iraq. The earliest urban occupations at the site probably represent the Akkadian town of Opis, the capital city of the Babylonia by the 14th century BC. Opis was the site of… Continue reading Ctesiphon (Iraq)

Stolen Artifacts from Iraq

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Archaeological sites in southern Iraq have been systematically looted for over two years, but experts say the dig will have to go much deeper to find out where thousands of lost artifacts have ended up. “The complete lack of knowledge is devastating,” says archaeologist Elizabeth Stone, who spent years excavating the Old… Continue reading Stolen Artifacts from Iraq