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Presented by Dr John MacGinnis Lead Archaeologist, British Museum Iraq Scheme
For the past six years, the British Museum has been conducting fieldwork in the Darband-i Rania pass in the Zagros mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. The excavations have been exploring a previously unknown fortified settlement dating to the time of the early Parthian Empire (2nd-1st centuries BC), making a fundamental new contribution to our understanding of one of the least documented empires of antiquity.
Image credit: Excavations in the Darband-i Rania pass, Iraqi Kurdistan © Darband-i Rania Archaeological Project
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