Italian archeologists working in Iraq have found a trove of ancient stone tablets from the fabled civilisation of Ur .
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 .
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Italians find ancient Ur tablets