75 Ancient artefacts unearthed by heavy rain in Iraq

MENA

Published: 2018-02-26 12:39

Last Updated: 2018-02-26 13:23


The Borsippa archaeological site in the Iraqi province of Babylon. (Arab News)
The Borsippa archaeological site in the Iraqi province of Babylon. (Arab News)
Roya News Source

Seventy-five ancient artefacts were uncovered at the Borsippa archaeological site in the Iraqi province of Babylon, thanks to the heavy rainfall that swept the area this week, the authorities announced on Sunday.

The artefacts included coins, metal objects and Terracotta pottery dating back to the Parthian era, according to Hussein Fleih of the provincial antiquities authority.

Fleih told AFP that “these pieces will now be examined to determine their exact dating.”

This isn’t the first time ancient items were discovered due to rain in Iraq.

According to Arab News, several deep archaeological digs were unearthed at the site next to a Muslim sanctuary dedicated to Abraham.

“Last year, 1,000 pieces were unearthed this way and this proves that antiquities can be on the surface and not deep underground,” said Fleih.