The city is about 3,400 years old. But the whole city was under water for so long. Global warming has increased as a result of climate change. There has been a severe drought. As a result, the waters of the Tigris River receded and the ancient city suddenly began to wake up. News Euro News.
The ancient city was submerged in the Tigris River in northern Iraq. Traces of ancient Mesopotamian civilization are scattered throughout the country. Since the beginning of this year, various installations of the city have been slowly floating in the river due to low water level.
German and Kurdish archaeologists say it was a city in the ancient Mittani Empire. The city has a palace. There are also a few large buildings. The city is thought to have been inhabited from 1550 to 1350 BC.
Archaeologists at the University of Tbingen in Germany are involved in excavations of this ancient city in Iraq. Iraq is one of the countries most affected by climate change, the university said in a statement on Tuesday. The country’s Mosul region has been experiencing warm weather and rising temperatures for months. The water of Mosul dam is also decreasing rapidly. As a result, the Tigris River dried up and the ancient Bronze Age town of Kimune in the autonomous Kurdistan Region adjacent to Mosul was discovered.
Hassan Ahmed Qasim, chairman of the Kurdistan Archaeological Organization, Ivana Puljiji, an archaeologist at the University of Freiburg in Germany, and Peter Pfefelzner, an archaeologist at the University of bingen in Germany, have begun research on the ancient city floating in Iraq. The excavation work is being carried out in a joint venture of their team.
Archaeologists say the ancient city was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. That too around 1350 BC. Later the whole city was submerged in the Tigris. Now, once again, the city that was submerged due to natural calamities (drought) is starting to wake up.