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The men who uncovered Assyria

The men who uncovered Assyria

bbc.co.uk - By Daniel Silas Adamson

Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures. The excavations arguably paved the way for IS to smash what remained - but also ensured that some of the riches of a …

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