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The Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens obtained the permission of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Ministry of Culture of the Republik of Iraq to conduct excavations in two important archaeological sites:

  • Tell Nader, which dates between the 6th and early 1st millennium B.C. and lies on the outskirts of the city of Erbil
  • Tell Baqrta, which dates from the Chalcolithic down to the Isalmic period and lies approximately 28 km to the south of Erbil, near the village Minara

In addition, the Governor of the Erbil Province, Mr. Nawzad Hadi Mawlood, invited a Historical Research Team of the University of Athens in order to examine older and new theories concerning the location of the Gaugamela battlefield.                                      


This website is designed for those interested in the ongoing excavations at Tell Nader and Tell Baqrta in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as the Gaugamela Project. Its aim is to provide information about the activities of these Projects.


Tell Nader Project

Tell Baqrta Project

Gaugamela Project
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