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Temple wall found in Ur

A temple wall which dates back to 2500 B.C. has been found in Iraq at the Sumerian city of Ur. An Italian archeological mission working in Tal Abu Tbeira, Thi-Qar province, unearthed the wall of a temple that dates back to the year 2500 B.C. near the ancient city of Ur, according

Ur in need of conservation

The ancient city of Ur in Iraq is in danger of being damaged due to the elements, but archaeologists are reluctant to return to the city to begin restoration efforts. "Everybody likes the idea of excavations. People say we have to find ancient treasures," said Hamdani, who is involved in a

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

Skulls from royal cemetery in Iraq show signs of extreme violence

A new examination of skulls belonging to ritually-killed palace attendants in the royal cemetery at Ur show evidence that a sharp instrument was driven into their heads. It was previously thought that they were poisoned. There were two round holes in the soldier’s cranium and one in the woman’s, each about