Keywords : major irrigation projects


From the Sharqati Excavators : Salih Ahmed Al-Hamedha and his brother Mohammad Served the archeological Excavations in Iraq

Athar Alrafedain, 2020, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 203-236
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2021.169579

The research deals with the archeological biography of two of the most skilled technicians and Al-Sharqati excavators, the most prominent of them are the late Salih Ahmed Al-Hamedha and before him his brother Mohammad Ahmed Al-Hamedha, who worked in the excavation and maintenance of Iraqi antiquities since they were young children and died and on them the dust of work, and we will show in the research how they are involved in archaeological work, and the first sites The archeology in which they worked, whether in excavations of Islamic cities such as Wasit, Kufa, and Samarra, Islamic cities, or in the plains flooded by major irrigation projects, or in other archeological cities including Nineveh and Hatra, as well as discussing the opinion of some of their fellow archaeologists who worked with them and their fellows, and among them The late Dr. Behnam Abu al-Soof, and Professor Dr. Jaber Khalil Ibrahim, in addition to their support and assistance to many graduate students, especially what Salih Al-Hamedha provided to students of primary and higher studies who wished to study the effects of urban art and its arts, and the void created by their death in the work of excavation missions Then we list a list of Arab and foreign sources that we collected through our readings, whether in Sumer magazine or the books written by Iraqi archaeologists. We have been keen to include it, in order to document the biography of my generous father and uncle in the archaeological fieldز