UK archaeologists help Iraqis restore their Isis-ravaged heritage

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The British Museum is training female archaeologists on the site of the world’s oldest bridge

The world’s oldest known bridge, an ancient Sumerian structure in Iraq, is to be used by the British Museum as a training site to teach two groups of female archaeologists the skills to restore the country’s Islamic State-damaged heritage.

After a conflict that saw Isis jihadists destroy large parts of Iraq’s archaeological heritage – including the historic sites at Nimrud and Nineveh – the museum will in April begin a training programme for eight women from the Mosul area, most of whom have been living as refugees.

Related: Rising from the rubble: ‘If we don’t rebuild Mosul, maybe Isis will come back’

Related: Destroying Great Mosque of al-Nuri ‘is Isis declaring defeat’

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