A view of the Zagros Mountains located in Iran

Online Membership event

Archaeological explorations in Iraqi Kurdistan

Watch this recorded event with Dr John MacGinnis talking about excavations of a previously unknown city dating back to 100 BC.

During this online event, Dr MacGinnis presented the results of the excavations undertaken by Museum archaeologists at the Darband-i Rania pass in Iraqi Kurdistan. The excavations have been investigating a previously unknown city from the early Parthian period (100 BC) and a fortress dating to the time of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (800–601 BC). 

Dr MacGinnis is a Senior Curator in the Department of the Middle East and one of the two Lead Archaeologists in the Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme. He has 35 years experience working in the Middle East, including in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Sudan.