The region known as Rowanduz lies in northeastern Iraq. The continuity of human settlement in this location is a testament to the productivity of this mountainous region — people made their homes here for thousands of years, spanning the time from the Middle Paleolithic to the modern era.
In the remotest corner of Kurdistan, Gird-e Dasht is one of the most intriguing archaeological sites. Occupied for centuries, this site promises to provide valuable clues on the changing fortunes of the Assyrian Empire. Further into the Zagros Mountains lies the equally compelling site of Qalaat Mudjesir, possibly ancient Musasir.
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