Teams of Iraqi archaeologists have discovered 40 ancient sites in the south of the country of Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian periodsan Iraqi antiquities official said Monday.
“The teams, who have been working since 2010, were able to discover 40 archaeological sites belonging to the Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian periods."Says the director of inspection of antiquities in the province to AFP Dhi Qar, Amer al-Zaidi.
- Sumerian skeleton from a site in Iraq
The places that still have not been fully explored, are located in al-Shatra, al-Diwaya, al-Rifai, al-Nasr and al-Fajr, areas north of Nasiriyah, the capital of Dhi Qar, which is located 305 kilometers south of Baghdad.
The new discoveries the number of archaeological sites in the province rises to 1,240, more than any other province in Iraq, he says.
Iraq is rich in ancient sites, but both the excavation of the sites and the tourism of those that have already been excavated were halted by the violence that crossed the country behind the American invasion in 2003.
Although violence has dropped significantly since its peak in 2006 and 2007, attacks are still common, killing 126 people in April, according to Iraqi government figures.
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