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Unearthing the treasures of Ur

We can expect an influx of remarkable findings as archaeologists are beginning to working again on the ancient city of Ur in war torn Iraq. "When the (large-scale) excavations restart, tons of antiquities will see the light of day, filling entire museum wings," enthused Dhaif Moussin, who is in

4,000-year-old Sumerian settlement found in southern Iraq

An ancient Sumerian settlement has been found in southern Iraq. The site, in the southern province of Dhi Qar, is in the desert near ancient Ur, the biblical birthplace of Abraham. "There are walls and cornerstones carrying Sumerian writings, dating back to the era of the third Sumerian dynasty," said Abdul Amir