October 13, 2020 | finance & economytourism

Duhok: Ancient Painting Dating Back to 2,181 Years Ago Discovered

ERBIL - The Department of Antiquities in Kurdistan Region's Duhok province said on Monday that it had discovered an ancient painting which dates back to 2,181 years ago.

Speaking to Shafaq News, Qassim Hassan, head of the department, pointed out that 'an excavation team from the department found an antique plate in Tal Balayuz, ten kilometers away in the borders of Simil district, west of Dohuk,' indicating that the painting is 'engraved in the Helense language and dates back to 2181 years ago.'

A team from the Kurdistan Archeology Organization jointly with the Regional Antiquities Directorate will translate the antique painting, he added.

According to a statement by the Dohuk Department of Antiquities, 'the name of the King Seleuci Helensti Demetrius, who ruled the region during that period, was written on the plate.'


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