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Ur's Xena: A Warrior Princess for Sumeria?

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Science  05 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5736, pp. 868-869
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5736.868b

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-- More than 300 Mesopotamian scholars gathered at the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute from 17 to 23 July. Although Iraq, heartland of their discipline, is closed to excavation, researchers presented fresh results from new and old excavations, including a new theory about the occupant of one of the royal tombs of Ur.