A group of archaeologists from the University of Manchester continues to carry out his work near the ancient homeland of the Chaldeans, Ur, despite being threatened by the militants of the Islamic State, who are convinced to culturally cleanse Iraq and destroy all its archaeological relics.
The militants of the Islamic State have destroyed countless archaeological remains, especially in the ancient city of Nineveh as well as razing the Assyrian palace of Nimrud and also as the demolition of pieces of the Mosul museum o the classic city of Hatra, ending with authentic gems of history.
Despite these embarrassing facts, archaeologists have continued to work at Tell Khaiber, next to Ur, place where the prestigious Sir Leonard Wooley discovered the royal tombs in 1920. Currently the team is led by Professor Stuart Campbell, Dr. Jane Luna and Dr. Robert Killick, who is considered a very resourceful, flexible and innovative person at all times.
During this year, archaeologists have discovered in this area of the world 50 new documents supposed to have been written in Babylon as well as evidence for a scribal school dating back to 1,500 BC. approximately.
For its part, Professor Campbell stated that: “We have found very curious texts about exotic animals as well as precious stones, something surprising that reveals what kinds of work the scribes of those years could have, but not much more is known because this belongs to what is known as Dark Ages, of which there is very little information and which began after the fall of Babylon and the empire of Hammurabi ”.
Little by little we will continue investigating, said Campbell, “now we have the evidence of different sophisticated administrative mechanisms and also of the large-scale distribution of grains and many other commodities. Surely we continue to make new discoveries and we will be proud of our stubbornness when working, even in a place as dangerous as this where many people do not respect archaeological remains, but we will try to save as many as possible.
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