AIA Supports the US Funding Proposal for Archaeological Site Protection in Iraq
January 6, 2005
The unprecedented magnitude of the current plague of archaeological site destruction by looters in Iraq is documented in satellite images, aerial photographs taken by Coalition personnel, and in accounts by journalists and antiquities officials working in Iraq. Below is the text of a resolution expressing the support of the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America for a proposal for the U.S. Government to provide funding in the amount of $2,250,000 to protect antiquities in Iraq. Copies of this resolution were sent to New Hampshire Senators John Sununu and Judd Gregg.
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The most recent Site Preservation Grant was awarded to a preservation and outreach project at Narce, Italy.