In Iraq, one of the world’s Muslim countries, researchers have discovered a 4,500-year-old temple buried in the ground. Let us tell you that this ancient Sumerian city has been discovered in the excavation of Girsu. Many ancient things have also been found in this temple. This temple is being told of the Mesopotamian god Ningirsu.
Long unknown, this mud-brick temple was the magnificent centerpiece of the ancient city of Girsu. It is now an archaeological site known as Tello. As the Guardian reports, the Sumerians were possibly the oldest civilization in the world. It is said that he was the first to establish the code of religion and law.
This temple has been discovered by the explorers of the British Museum in Iraq. This image has been digitally created to reveal what the Sumerian temple at Girsu would have looked like 4,500 years ago. It looks like a palace.
British explorers say they are still digging. Sebastian Ray, curator of ancient Mesopotamia at the British Museum, said, ‘This temple was dedicated to the main deity of the city.
Archaeologists discovered such a temple
Girsu was a cultural center in the heart of Mesopotamia. Today there is no harm in saying that Girsu is perhaps one of the most important heritage sites in the world, about which very few people know. Archaeologists use remote sensing techniques to locate sand and other burial materials and site features.
The ancient city was first discovered 140 years ago, but the site has been the target of looting and illegal excavations. The find is the result of the Girsu Project, an archaeological collaboration established in 2015 and led by the British Museum and funded by the Getty Museum.
Iraqi Culture Minister Ahmed Fakk al-Badrani said
‘British archaeological excavations in Iraq will reveal important ancient Mesopotamian discoveries. This is a true testimony of joint cooperation between the two countries.
In addition to the discovery of palaces and tablets, a main temple dedicated to the Sumerian deity Ninirsu was also identified. Over 200 cuneiform writings were discovered at the site, including administrative records of the ancient city.