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Archaeologists Uncover 4,000-Year-Old Site in Biblical Abraham's Hometown of Ur (From the Time He Likely Lived There)

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It's believed to be an administrative center for Ur.

This photo taken on March 31, 2013 photo provided by Manchester University professor Stuart Campbell shows excavation in progress at Tell Khaiber, Iraq. A British archaeologist says he and his colleagues have unearthed a huge, rare complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham. Stuart Campbell of Manchester University's Archaeology Department says it goes back about 4,000 years, around the time Abraham would have lived there. It's believed to be an administrative center for Ur. Credit: AP

BAGHDAD (TheBlaze/AP) -- A British archaeologist says he and his colleagues have unearthed a huge, rare complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham. The team first discovered the magnificent find using a satellite.

Stuart Campbell of Manchester University's Archaeology Department says the site goes back about 4,000 years, around the time Abraham would have lived there. It's believed to be an administrative center for Ur.

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