After having lost track of the city about 2000 years ago, it seems to have been found again. The city, founded in the era of Alexander the Great, was discovered in the Qalatha Darband area of Iraqi Kurdistan province when traces of ruins of an ancient fortification were detected.
There is still no date set by the researchers yet, but it is believed that this area is the same in which Alexander the Great may have marched on the King of Persia Darius III in the ancient Mesopotamian zone.
The region may once have been a zone of strong wine trade between soldiers and merchants and this may have been a busy city between Iran and Iraq in ancient times.
The region was classified as an area of archaeological interest in 1960 thanks to the spy satellite of the United States that took photos to monitor the area during the Cold War, and when they were disqualified in 1990, it allowed archaeologists to identify ruins formations in them.
Due to the war in the region, archaeologists were unable to explore the region more closely, other than in the 21st century, in which they used drones to analyze the region and detect the specific zone in which the ancestral city was now discovered.
So far the analysis of the site has revealed the existence of several ruins of buildings, including fortified walls of stone, and presses that may have been used for the production of wine or olive oil.
In addition, there have also been some relics such as statues and parts of ceilings with costumes of Adonis and Persephone, although there is still no date for these, researchers believe that these are from the 1st or 2nd century BC.
We will have to wait a little longer to know all the surprises that await us in the place, but all the discoveries of ancestral cities, are fantastic for us.