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17/04/1880 British archaeologist Leonard Woolley is born

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Treasures From The Royal Tombs of Ur - Revised 1999

Woolley is known for his discoveries at Ur in Mesopotamia. He found the famous Copper Bull and the pair of Ram in Thicket figurines. Woolley was the first modern archaeologist who excavated in a systematic way, kept records and used them to reconstruct ancient life and history. During his expeditions, he was secretly working for British naval intelligence.
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