Iraqis displaced by war set up homes on archaeological sites

Published on March 16th, 2012 | by Admin

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Thousands of Iraqis who lost their owns in the war have set up new homes on various archaeological sites in southern Iraq.

With violence ebbing, Iraqi and international archaeologists are again excavating and repairing the country’s historic sites. But they are running into a problem: thousands of Iraqis have taken up residence among the poorly guarded ruins of Mesopotamia, in illegally built homes and shops, greenhouses and garages. And they do not want to leave.

“My father grew up here,” Mr. Khalaf said. “This is our land.”

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Story: Jack Healy, NYT| Photo: Adam Ferguson, NYT

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