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The Rape of MesopotamiaBehind the Looting of the Iraq Museum$
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Lawrence Rothfield

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226729459

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.001.0001

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Deathwatch for Iraqi Antiquities

Deathwatch for Iraqi Antiquities

Chapter:
(p.136) Eight Deathwatch for Iraqi Antiquities
Source:
The Rape of Mesopotamia
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the evaluation and monitoring of the conditions of the archaeological sites and antiquities in Iraq after the 2003 invasion. The military shared no images with the archaeological community. As a result, there is no way to track the ongoing decimation of tells across the country over the years since the 2003 invasion. The chapter describes the work of archaeologist Elizabeth Stone, which has provided a partial view of what has occurred since the invasion, and also mentions that the National Museum remained under siege as of 2007.

Keywords:   archaeological sites, antiquities, Iraq, archaeological community, tells, Elizabeth Stone, National Museum

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