Trove of ancient stone tablets from the fabled civilisation of Ur found in Italy





The tablets bear around 500 engravings of a literary and historical nature, according to team leader Silvia Chiodi .

"This is an an exceptional find," she said, noting that the area in question had previously only yielded prehistoric artefacts .


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Brett Holman - 4/4/2006

Er, no, I went and read the cited source which said "Italian archeologists working in Iraq have found a trove of ancient stone tablets from the fabled civilisation of Ur" and "She said the tablets, made of clay and bitumen, were discovered by chance at an archaeological site not far from the location of the ancient city".


Vernon Clayson - 4/2/2006

Mr. Holman, don't you think the author meant they were recently found in Italy after being out of sight and mind for awhile? No one else was fooled into believing they were Italian in origin.


Brett Holman - 4/1/2006

The tablets were found in Iraq, not Italy.

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