In an article published on the web site IraqUpdates.com a while ago, the spokesman of the Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology warned about increasing problems at the archaeological site of Assur. It seems the water level of the Tigris is higher than usual and is causing erosion of the riverbank and the archaeological layers contained within it. It looks like the ministry went public to try to get more support to protect the site. To be continued?
• "Iraqi ancient Assur city in danger of erosion," in IraqUpdates, online, August 28, 2006
October 03, 2006