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Iraq Antiquities Find Sparks Controversy

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Science  14 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5771, pp. 173
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5771.173

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TRIESTE, ITALY-- Italian researchers in Iraq claim to have stumbled on an important cache of ancient clay tablets in one of the world's oldest cities. But others dispute the claim, and Iraqi authorities say the scientists have been acting illegally. (Read more.)