Ur is Reopening

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Babylonia--Ur-Nammu, King of Ur, Iraq

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AFP News reports that

Iraq will reopen ancient Ur, the Biblical birthplace of Abraham, to the public after the US military hands back the archaeological site next month, the government said on Wednesday. “The transfer from US forces of Ur in Dhi Qar province is on May 13. On this occasion, we will hold a ceremony and then rehabilitate the place and open it to visitors,” a tourism and antiquities ministry spokesman said.

Courtesy Dr. Jim West’s Blog

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