The cities in the River Tigris

The Mosul Dam is used to regulate the water supply in the draught prone regions of Irak. If there is a shortage of water, the water line in the dam resservoire is lowered which has repeatedly brought archeological findings to light. In 2010 a palace appeared above the surface and meanwhile had disappeared again. In the current draught in May 2022 the remains of a city were found. Archeologists believe it to be the city Zachiku, an important center of commerce and trade in the Mittani empire that existed between 1550 and 1350 BEC. Depending on the use of the Dam, the city will appear and disappear – like the mythical city Gemmelhausen.

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