British archaeologists have unearthed a giant complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq.
The area is believed to have been home to Abraham, father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
As the find is 4,000 years old, roughly the same age as Abraham himself, it raises the tantalising possibility of a direct link with one of history's most significant religious figures.
The large city was discovered by a team from the archaeology department of Manchester University, led by Stuart Campbell.
The site is roughly the size of a football field, around 80 metres on each side.