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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:54 am    Post subject: Alexander's bridge found near Mosul.... Reply with quote

Road construction workers have come across an old bridge Alexander the Great had it built after conquering Iraq, an Iraqi archaeologist says.

Archaeologist Omer Sharif, who inspected the ancient bridge, said he was certain of its antiquity and attribution.

The bridge dates to 330 B.C. and to the reign of Alexander the Great, he said.
[url="http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2009-02-11\kurd.htm]Full report here[/url]

Omer Sharif.....I thought he said he had given up bridge.... Laughing Laughing

Sharif told the press in 2006 that he no longer played bridge, explaining, "I decided I didn't want to be a slave to any passion any more except for my work. I had too many passions, bridge, horses, gambling. I want to live a different kind of life, be with my family more because I didn't give them enough time."[/url]
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