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Report on Excavations at Tell al-Wilaya, Iraq. Information on the 1999 and 2000 seasons

Hussein, SY; Altaweel, M; Rejeb, Z; (2009) Report on Excavations at Tell al-Wilaya, Iraq. Information on the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Akkadica , 130 (1) 3 - 43.

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Abstract

Tell al-Wilaya (ancient Kesh ?) is one of the few sites to be excavated in the area near Kut in Iraq. The important findings of an Iraqi expedition in the 1950s made it clear that this area, if investigated systematically, would yield valuable information on the Tigris-side of the alluvium. To halt the looting that was destroying the site in the 1990s, the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage mounted a rescue campaign in 1999-2000, which has resulted in this report. The looting of the offices of the State Board and the Iraq Museum in 2003 made it difficult to assemble full documentation on the Wilaya excavations, but the sample given here allows a glimpse of the great potential that Wilaya still would have had except for the resumption of massive looting in 2003.

Type: Article
Title: Report on Excavations at Tell al-Wilaya, Iraq. Information on the 1999 and 2000 seasons
Language: English
Additional information: © 2009 Akkadica - C.A.G.D.
Keywords: Tell al-Wilaya, Kesh, Looting, Akkadian, Ur III
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1329423
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