Friday, December 5, 2014

90 years ago: Palace of first king of Babylon unearthed

As reported in the Toronto Daily Star, November 27, 1924, p. 9:

HAVE UNEARTHED PALACE OF BABYLON'S FIRST KING

Special to the Star by United Press

Chicago, Nov. 27--The palace of the first king of Babylon--the oldest architectural structure in the Near East--has been unearthed by the Chicago Field Museum-Oxford University expedition excavating the ruins of Kisk.

Built of small biscuit-shaped bricks and extensively decorated, the palace, though never built over, is in a remarkable state of preservation.

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