Insights into early urban life
Adelheid Otto, full professor of the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology at LMU, researches the development of urban civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. She is now excavating on the site of Ur, one of the world’s first cities, in present-day Iraq. Calling her research "detective work" she says, “We try to reconstruct a long-gone mode of social life from the material that we recover from the sands and the soil”. The finds from her current research yield fascinating insights into urban life 4000 years ago.
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