Saturday, 21 July 2018
  • Home » Front Page » UK archaeologists help Iraqis restore their Isis-ravaged heritage

UK archaeologists help Iraqis restore their Isis-ravaged heritage

Xasir Youssaf: The world’s oldest-known bridge, an ancient Sumerian structure in Iraq, is to be used by the British Museum as a training site to teach two groups of female archaeologists the skills to restore the country’s Islamic State-ravaged heritage. After a conflict that saw Isis jihadists destroy large parts of Iraq’s archaeological heritage, including the historic sites at Nimrud and Nineveh the museum will in April begin a training programme for eight women from the Mosul area, most of whom have been living as refugees. The training will be split between London and the Tello site in southern Iraq, near the city of Nasiriyah and home to one of the  world’s oldest civil engineering projects, the Sumerian bridge at the entrance to the 4,000-year-old city of Girsu, which is the focus of the project.Although unaffected by Isis’s predations, Girsu, first discovered in the 19th century, has been damaged through erosion and neglect.

Latest Posts

Editor : Nayeemul Islam Khan

Editor-in-Charge : Nasima Khan Monty

Managing Editor : M. Kobaidur Rahman

Office : ENA SHAKUR'S EMARAT 19/3 Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak.

West Panthapath (Beside Square Hospital)Dhaka.

Phone : 9666401,8629205 (News & Advertisement),

Fax : 9667654 , Email :