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The Nimrud Treasure

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Massimo Cappon

Massimo Cappon


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Already known ad "the Nimrud treasure", the contents ot two Assyrian rayal tombs, opened by Iraqi archaeologists in the summer of 1989, comprise hundreds of jewels and items in ivory and alabaster, including over 50 kilos of gold. The discovery is certainly one of most sensational of recent decades and comparisons are inevitably being made with the fabulous Tutankhamen treasure found in Egypt in 1922.

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