Qalatga Darband

  • Archaeologists have discovered a city in Iraq, that is thought to have been founded by Alexander the Great, and is 2,000 years old.
  • Researchers at the British Museum in London used drones to find the remains of Qalatga Darband, a fortified settlement in northern Iraq, that went unrecorded in history.
  • It is early days, but scientists think it would have been a bustling city on a road from Iraq to Iran. 
  • Statues of Greco – Roman deities and terracotta roof tiles show a strong Greek influence, indicating that its early residents were Alexander’s subjects and those of his successor, researchers said.

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