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4,000-Year-Old Items Uncovered in Iraq

January 12, 1988|Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Teams excavating at the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq have come across 4,000-year-old items, including ivory sculptures and ornamented daggers, a newspaper reported Monday.

Also unearthed were a wall and the remains of what could have been a tower, according to Al Thawra. The newspaper did not say when the discovery was made.

Nimrud is 17 miles south of Mosul, the third-largest city in Iraq, which was known in ancient times as Mesopotamia. Nimrud was the Assyrians' capital.

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