Iraq may lose many of its Sumerian and Babylonian treasures for ever

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Os problemas arqueológicos do Iraque continuam… Leia:

The Times: September 15, 2006

Fears for ancient treasures with Shia radical in charge

From Ned Parker in Baghdad

IRAQ’S archaeological riches face a dangerous new threat following the appointment of a minister from a radical Islamic party to run the department responsible for antiquities. Within months qualified staff have been purged from their posts, archaeologists have been threatened by gunmen and some of Mesopotamia’s ancient sites have been left open to looters. There are fears that Iraq may lose many of its Sumerian and Babylonian treasures for ever (cont.)


Leia sobre o assunto também no biblioblog PaleoJudaica, de Jim Davila: Bad News for Iraq’s Antiquities.

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