Abstract: The Looting of the Iraq Museum: A Loss of a Nation's Memory

Lecturer: Donny George

This lecture will go through the circumstances that led to the looting of the Iraq Museum just after the US invasion to Iraq in 2003, going in to the loses of the numbers of antiquities that were lost through out three days of looting and numbers of the antiquities that have been brought back to the museum also speaking about the ongoing looting of the archaeological sites in Iraq, the lecture will be showing digital photos for the situation and the loses.

 

Short bibliography and/or website on lecture topic (for lay reader):

Editors: Geoff Emberling and Katharyn Hanson, CATASTROPHE, The looting and Destruction of Iraq’s Past. Chicago 2008

Editor: Lawrence Rothfield, Antiquities Under Siege, Cultural Heritage Protection after the Iraq War, UK 2008

Editors: Peter G. Stone and Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly, The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq, UK 2009

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Chapurukha (Chap) Kusimba is with the Anthropology Department of the American University in Washington D.C, having been recently with the Field Museum and the University of Illinois in Chicago.... Read More

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