August 23, 2005
No Football There

Pat gets an ancient no-prize for bringing us this article about the Citadel, the most ancient city you've never heard of:

Resting on a layer cake of civilizations that have come and gone for an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 years, the Citadel looms over the apartment blocks of this otherwise rather gray metropolis in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The settlement rivals Jericho and a handful of other famous towns for the title of the oldest continuously inhabited site in the world. The difference is that few people have heard of the Citadel outside Iraq. And political turmoil has prevented a full study of its archaeological treasures.

Of course, one of the problems of being an inhabited ancient site is that digging becomes problematic. Not everyone wants to have their basement excavated, donchaknow.

Posted by scott at August 23, 2005 11:36 AM

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