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Archaeological site demolished in Sulaimani believed to contain Sassanid Empire's trails

  2021-04-14  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Remains of human bones and artifacts are discovered underground after a house was demolished by his owner in Julakan neighborhood in Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, April 14,2021. Photo by Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Sulaimani Mayor Awat Muhammad said on Wednesday (April 14) that legal measures will be taken against a house owner for demolishing his property containing historical articles and human remains in a neighborhood in Sulaimani.

Awat told the reporters at a news conference that the property owner will be referred to justice for illegally demolishing the building without warning the relevant authorities.

Photos and footage were circulated by the local news agencies featuring bones and historical artefacts discovered after a resident in Julakan neighborhood razed down his house for reconstruction few days ago.  

An official in charge of the committee to protect archaeological sites in Sulaimani said that they were warned of the demolition on Tuesday but the place was brought to the ground less than a week. 

“It [the place] has three historical urns, bones, beads. The urns have been jeweled with glasses,” the official added.

(Zhyan English)