In a remote valley in Iraqi Kurdistan lies an ancient tomb carved into a rocky cliff, decorated with Hellenistic carvings and columns befitting a king and Zoroastrian symbols dating back to early human civilization.
Many sources claim the archaeological site of Qizqapan is the tomb of Cyaxares, the great king of the Median empire who saw to the end of Assyrian hegemony, ushering in a Median age (only to then be supplanted by the Persians themselves).
Construction workers accidentally discovered a vaulted tomb, and 10 skeletons, dating back to the time of the Assyrian Empire in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Scientists matched up stone carvings of a comet strike with ancient star formations to date and link the artwork to a devastating climate change that influenced human civilization.
In the heart of the working-class Govan district of Glasgow are 31 early medieval carved stones dating from the 9th-11th centuries stand in the Old Parish Church. The exact use of the carved stones and their elaborate decorative des...
Construction workers accidentally discovered a vaulted tomb dating back to the time of the Assyrian Empire in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Eight other skeletons were found on the ground around the tomb, said Goran M. Amin,...