Excavators reach a point more than halfway down Tepe Gawra's 3000 years.

Discovered in 1927, Iraq's 'Greatr Mound' has been explored in many digs. Each of its 26 levels represents a century or more. Counted from the top, this is Gawra XVI. Ten levels exist beneath it. Olive groves stand in the background.

From the Larouse Encyclopedia of Archaeology