We are the Barbarians at the Gate. Again.

We are the Barbarians at the Gate, and not for the first time.
Iraq has hundreds of thousands of archaeological sites. Some 10,000 have been identified, but only a fraction have been explored. Any of them could change what we know about human history, as past excavations have done. Some have already revealed the world’s earliest known villages and cities and the first examples of writing.
So begins