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5 June 2005
Cuneiform tablets and royal stamp unearthed in Syria

The Syrian-Belgian joint excavation mission in northeast Syria has recently discovered some cuneiform tablets dating back to the neo Assyrian king in the Mesopotamia Shamshi Adad, 1800 BCE, as well it unearthed the king personal stamp.
     Head of the Belgian team of excavations said the mission has started her excavation work this year at Shager Bazar hill in Hassaka, northeast Syria. Head of Hassaka directorate of archeology Abdul Massih Baghdou said among the findings this year are "buildings dating back to 1800 years BCE." He added "There is a collection of cuneiform tablets and potteries in addition to the finding of buildings dating back to the 5000 years BCE."

Source: Arabic News.com (2 June 2005)

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