Roman bridge above the Wadi al-Murr near Mosul, Iraq. Photo by the German archaeologist
Max von Oppenheim researching the ancient city of Tell Halaf, 1920s.
First publication: National Geographic, November 2009

Roman bridge, Eski Mosul, with policeman on the right. Cat. Stein LHAS Photo 23/1 (38)
Photo by the Hungarian-British archaeologist Aurel Stein reconstructing the route
of Alexander the Great in Persia, 1930s. First publication: the Aurel Stein site
of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
prepared by us, April 2008.