Category Archives: Iraq

Agatha Christie – the Famous Archaeologist?

Who knew? Not me. She is one of the best-known crime writers of all time but few know the extent of Agatha Christie’s archaeological pedigree. Married in 1930 to eminent archaeologist Max Mallowan, Christie spent two decades living on excavation … Continue reading

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Plans to Reclaim Ancient Babylon

The improved security situation in Iraq is permitting its government to focus some attention on the ruins of ancient Babylon. The most immediate threat to preserving the ruins of Babylon, the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the … Continue reading

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