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Uncovered Iraqi Artifacts May Be ‘Long Lost’ Iron Age Temple



Dlshad Marf Zamua began searching in earnest when locals showed him column bases and a bronze goat statuette they had found in their village.  Once the doctoral student began digging, his team unearthed several life-sized burial statues,  Combined with the location of the column bases and study previously found contemporary carvings, Marf Zamua believes the artifacts belong to the Temple of Musasir, dedicated to the ancient god Haldi, whose location has long been unknown.

(One of burial statues found at the site. Image Credit: Dlshad Marf Zamua)

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