Survey of Iraqs archaeological sites

Map of historical sites in Iraq
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A fresh looters pit at the ancient southern Mesopotamian city of Larsa draws interest from a group organized by National Geographic to check on key archaeological sites in Iraq. From left is archaeologist Henry Wright of the University of Michigan, who led the trip; an Iraqi driver; U.S. Major Glenn Sadowski; a Marine from the 225th Marine battalion; and team member Elizabeth Stone, an archaeologist based at Stony Brook University in New York.

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National Geographic magazine will feature the archaeological expedition in an article in its October 2003 issue. The trip also will be covered on National Geographic Ultimate Explorer TV, airing July 6 on MSNBC.

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Photograph by Steve McCurry ) 2003 National Geographic Society
 
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