Statue Found in Iraq Dates From Babylon

Associated Press

French archeologists working in southern Iraq have unearthed a statue and fragments of a grave marker dating back to the Babylonian era nearly 2,500 years ago, a government newspaper said.

The statue of a praying man was found at Larsa, where French researchers have been digging since the early 1930s, the English-language Baghdad Observer reported.

The object could shed light on the religious life of the ancient city at the site, the paper quoted French team leader Daniel Forest as saying.