The elegant ancient Arabian city of Hatra, dating to the third century B.C., graces a site in northern Iraq. A team of archaeologists on a National Geographic expedition visited Hatra, finding the site well-guarded by Coalition troops but discovering that some ancient statues had been damaged since the war with the United States in April.Back to news story >>Photo Gallery: Treasures of Iraq: Part One >>
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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
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