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"Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq" by Magnus Bernhardsson.

MONUMENTS IN PERIL SERIES CONTINUES WITH "RANSACKING IRAQ"

Released: February 22, 2010

In April 2003, following the American occupation of Baghdad, looters ransacked the storied Iraqi National Museum. In a matter of hours, thousands of valuable archaeological and artistic artifacts disappeared from the museum's historic collection. The museum was left in shambles. What was once a showcase of Iraq's cultural heritage and a demonstration of Iraq's incredible artistic, economic, and cultural contributions to the human odyssey, was now rubble, fragmented and in ruins. The lecture "Ransacking Iraq: The Destruction of the Iraqi National Museum" by Magnus Bernhardsson will be held ...


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