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article imageEvidence of World's Earliest War Found

By Mac     Jan 3, 2007 in World
An archeologist has found physical evidence of a major battle from the 4th century BC...
A German archeologist working with the University of Chicago (well-known for its archeological department) has found what he believes is evidence of the world's earliest known war, in the settlement of Hamoukar in Syria, on the border with Iraq.
The settlement was once an ancient city, with fortifications around it 3 meters thick. Evidence of ash and stone balls suggest it was "bombed" and destroyed about 6000 years ago.
"It was not a little skirmish which took place here," said Reichel, who has been leading the dig since 2003. He spoke of a real "combat zone", to which the some 2,300 balls of stone and burned clay discovered at the main part of the site bear witness.
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