David Frum

11.27.12

Iraqi Archaeology's Rebirth

After almost 100 interrupted years, archaeology returns to Iraq.

“What we’re finding is that this is, hands down, the richest archaeological landscape in the Middle East,” Ur said. “Due to the history of conflict and ethnic strife in this region, there was no work done in this area at all, so it really is a tabula rasa, so it’s a very exciting time.”