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Carriage Found in Iraq Dates to Ancient Ruler

December 26, 1988|From Reuters

BAGHDAD, Iraq — An Italian archeological team has unearthed a model Assyrian carriage more than 2,800 years old in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Iraqi news agency INA reported Sunday.

It said the 4-foot-by-15-inch bronze carriage dating to the reign of King Shalmanezzar was found with ivory statues, glass and porcelain jars and military equipment made of bronze and iron.

Mosul is the modern name of the ancient Assyrian capital of Nineveh, 290 miles north of Baghdad. Shalmanezzar ruled from 858 to 824 BC.

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