The dark cave of Hazar Merd Group of Caves

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 July 2014

This is the entrance into the black cave (or Ashkawti Tarik in Kurdish), which is one of the most important caves of Hazar Merd area. It is a single lofty chamber 11 by 12 meter wide. The caves date back to 50,000 BCE and it was excavated by Dorothy Garrod in 1928 CE. It lies 13 km to the west of modern Sulaimaniya city, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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