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The Heritage of Southern Iraq


Civilization began in southern Iraq. It is the land of great cities such as Ur and Babylon, where people developed writing and city living. Priceless information about mankind’s past still lies concealed beneath the landscape in ‘tells’ – earth mounds – that are the remains of ancient towns, villages and farmsteads. We excavated one of these between 2012 and 2017, and have made exciting new discoveries about life in Babylonia over 3,000 years ago.