Daily Online News
Independent daily Newspaper
  Home - Advertise - About - Email

  Know Your World, Fresh Perspectives in News  Link to us

 Flights to Kurdistan

 News RSS Feed News Archive Today in the History  



IKB Travel & Tours Ltd. Youshouldtravel.com
Direct Flights from London to Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan-Iraq

Custom Search over 70,000 pages on Ekurd.net

Worthypublishing.com | Sponsor

 Found in Iraqi Kurdistan: "King Tut"

 Source : DPA
  Kurd Net does not take credit for and is not responsible for the content of news information on this page


Found in Iraqi Kurdistan: "King Tut"  13.2.2009

February 13, 2009

Duhok, Kurdistan region 'Iraq',  A Kurdish archaeological expedition announced on Thursday that it had found a small statue of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen in Kurdistan region in Iraq's north,www.ekurd.net a Kurdish news agency reported.

Hassan Ahmed, the director of the local antiquities authority, told the Kurdish news agency Akanews that archaeologists had found a 12-centimeter statue of the ancient Egyptian king in the valley of Duhok, 470 kilometres north of Baghdad, near a site that locals have long called Pharaoh's Castle.

He said archaeologists from the Duhok Antiquities Authority believe the statue dates from the mid-14th Century BC.

Ahmed said the statue of Tutankhamen showed 'the face of the ancient civilization of Kurdistan and cast light on the ancient relations between pharaonic Egypt and the state of Mitanni.'

The kingdom of Mittani occupied roughly the same territory spanning Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran in the 14th Century BC that many Kurds now hope will one day form an independent Kurdistan.

'Historical information indicates familial and political ties between Mittani and Egypt,' Ahmed said.

'The discovery of this statue shows us that the name of Pharaoh's Castle,
www.ekurd.net was not invented out of vacuum, but rather arose out of historical fact,' Ahmed told Akanews. 'This calls for strengthening archaeological research ties between the territory of Kurdistan and the Arab Republic of Egypt.'

Copyright, respective author or news agency, DPA    


  Kurd Net does not take credit for and is not responsible for the content of news information on this page


Copyright 1998-2014 Kurd Net . All rights reserved. Ekurd.net
All documents and images on this website are copyrighted and may not be used without the express
permission of the copyright holder.