Iraq's Ancient Ur Site in Danger : Discovery News
Nothing much in the way of excavation has been done here since Woolley dug in the 1930s, for God's sake. Not much conservation, and what was done wasn't too great. There was also a nice article about Ur in Archaeology magazine a few months back, by an American soldier who was stationed near there; his report was also very depressing.
Good grief, people; this place is one of the earliest great human monuments on the planet. It has survived over 5000 years of weather, war, and usage. Stuff it has seen makes our current squabbles seem quite trivial.