Approach Path, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 January 2018

The road to Ashkawt-i Qizqapan (Kurdish: The Cave of the Ravisher or the Cave of the Raped/Abducted Girl), which lies in Chemi Rezan Valley, Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan. It is not a cave; it is a rock-cut tomb, which contains three different tombs within three separate burial chambers. It dates to the Median-Achaemenid Period, 600-330 BCE. The entrance to the tombs lies approximately 8 meters above the ground level. A modern iron ladder leads up to the cave.



About the Author

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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