As to your query about the ancient Kirkuk citadel
The oldest part of the town is clustered around a citadel built on an
ancient tell, or mound ..... This comes
Mouayad Saeed al-Damerji, a renowned Iraqi archaeologist advising the
antiquities department at the information and culture ministry, told
a news conference the U.S. pictures showed an ancient citadel under
excavation in the northern city of Kirkuk.
He said excavation work had resumed last year at the citadel, which
he believed was first built in 2600 B.C. Houses on the site had been
bought by the government in 1985 and residents had moved into the
city then, he said .....
Sincerely Mark McDonald
The History of the Ancient
Near East Electronic
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