Blocky villages sat atop low rises on the Mesopotamian plain. These humps, like overturned saucers, were the compacted rubble of settlements dating back to the Bronze Age. Twenty-six successive civilizations lay trampled underfoot. Iraqi shepherds dug into them. They pulled out stone necklaces buried with ancient skeletons, and hawked them for ten dollars. The bones weighed like paper in your hand. They belonged to dead so old and unloved they hardly seemed human anymore.
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