Keywords : Russian excavations

Russian Excavations in Sinjar Region, Northern Iraq

Athar Alrafedain, 2021, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 93-114
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2021.169569

Russian excavations have played an important role during the sixties in discovering Hassuna civilization in the north of Mesopotamia; which helped to study and enrich our knowledge of different types of settlement in the most ancient agricultural site in the north-west of Mesopotamia. The excavation mission had chosen the series of Yarem tappeh hill as site for excavation, which came with great results. It discovered the remains of buildings known later as the " Tholoi" in addition to many other discoveries. This paper sheds light on these excavations and shows the results reached.