Shanidar Cave, Kurdistan, Iraq

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published on 08 April 2014

The cave of Shanidar lies in the Bradost mountain, part of Zagros Mountain range in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. The site is located within in the valley of the Great Zab river. It was excavated from 1957–1961 CE by Ralph Solecki and his team from Columbia University and yielded the first adult Neanderthal skeletons in Iraq, dating from 60–80,000 years BCE.


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Board-certified consultant neurologist and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm is very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artefacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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