“Iraq is where it all started, the cradle of civilisation. Imagine the wealth of history, the stories in the ruins that have not yet been read that will give us clues into our past.”
And that is why Dr Killick, along with archaeologist Dr Jane Moon, will be heading back to Iraq this winter to start digging with a British and Iraqi team after almost two decades of halted excavations in a country rocked with wars, sanctions and instability.
Interesting article, though not for the archaeology mostly. Together with Iran (irony of ironies), Iraq could keep a number of archaeologists busy for literally generations.
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I can see that. Sometimes, while tedious and boring, excavating and some lab work can be almost meditative.