Standing on a dusty mound on the outskirts of al-Hilla, two Iraqi officials have an argument about what lies underneath.
One thing is certain: three pipelines carrying oil products and liquid gas from Basra in the south to Baghdad pass under the hill. Two of them were built in the late 1970s and early 80s, and the third was just completed a month ago.
But according to Hussein Falah al-Ammari of the State Board of Antiquities, there’s something more valuable than oil under that hill.”
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