Courtesy Cinzia Pappi

Ancient Kingdom Discovered Beneath Mound in Iraq

In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq archaeologists have discovered an ancient city called Idu, hidden beneath a mound.

October 1, 2013
10:00 AM EDT
This work shows a bearded sphinx with a human male head and the body of a winged lion. Found in four fragments it was also created for King Ba'auri and has almost the exact same inscription as the depiction of the horse. | Courtesy Cinzia Pappi