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.