Group shot of Iraq scheme participants in Tello, the modern Arabic name for the ancient Sumerian city of Girsu

Online Membership event

Excavations at Girsu

In this online discussion, Dr Sebastian Rey shares insights into the British Museum's renewed excavations at Girsu. Hear about fascinating discoveries including the long-lost temple of the mighty hero god Ningirsu.

Dr Sebastien Rey is Curator of Ancient Mesopotamia at the British Museum seconded to the Iraq Scheme as Lead Archaeologist since 2016. He is the site director of Tello/ancient Girsu in southern Iraq.

His recent publications include the book For the Gods of Girsu: City-State Formation in Ancient Sumer and an essay written with Irving Finkel for the British Museum's exhibit No Man's Land.