Harvard University has compiled a listing of all current archaeological projects in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq here.

A pdf  version can be downloaded here.

See also Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey.


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In describing the people of Kurdistan (Kurdistanis), someone, someplace, sometime ago wrote something like this: 

"Kurdistanis are a people who are more like themselves than like anybody else."

This simple (brilliant!) English sentence says everything while it says nothing.  

Just who are the Kurdistanis?

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were not in Babylon south of Baghdad! 

We learned in primary/elementary/basic school about the 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon' as one of the 'Seven Ancient Wonders of the World'.  Of the seven, the Gardens were the only one of the Wonders that hasn't been found. 

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