How Archaeologists Discovered An Ancient Assyrian city – And Lost It Again – The Guardian

While Mary Shepperson’s headline might come across as a fun-loving sitcom plot, the stakes here are dire. Turkey’s Ilisu Dam will be flooding scores of archaeological sites, some being 12,000 years old. This very well may be our last chance to see some of these ancient marvels. As we lose Hasankeyf, we regain a Sprawling Maya Network Discovered Under A Guatemalan Jungle. So far scientists have uncovered 60,000 structures, quadrupling the original estimated population of Tikal. (CS)

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