Robert Killick is returning to the Dh10m Ur Region Archaeology Project which is hoped will herald a golden era for such exploration in the cradle of civilisation, writes Rym Ghazal.
Dr Killick, along with archaeologist Dr Jane Moon, will be heading back to Iraq this winter to start digging with a British and Iraqi team after almost two decades of halted excavations in a country rocked with wars, sanctions and instability.
The target site is "Tell Khaiber", which is about 20 kilometres from the ancient city of Ur, near Nasiriyah, in Thi Qar province. It is here, in southern Iraq, that civilisation began more than 5,000 years ago.
Definately wish them all the luck with this project.