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The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq

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Abstract

This book provides an historical statement as of 1st March 2006 concerning the destruction of the cultural heritage in Iraq. It contains a series of short chapters outlining the personal stories of a number of individuals who were – and in most cases continue to be – involved. It also provides the first views written by Iraqis on the situation of archaeology in Iraq under Saddam and an overview and contextualisation of the issues surrounding the looting, theft and destruction of the archaeological sites, the Iraqi National museum and the libraries in Baghdad since the war was launched in 2003.


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Editor(s): Stone PG, Bajjaly JF

Series Editor(s): Davis, P., Stone, P.G., Whitehead, C.

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Heritage Matters

Year: 2008

Volume: 1

Number of Pages: 319

Publisher: The Boydell Press

Place Published: Woodbridge

Notes: Described in the THES as "An extraordinary achievement that will stand as the definitive account of the desperate, avoidable cultural tragedy of Iraq for many years to come" and in British Archaeology as "Mandatory reading for anybody who expresses an opinion about archaeologists and the invasion of Iraq". Hardback now out of print.

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ISBN: 9781843834830


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