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The looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: the lost treasures of ancient Mesopotamia

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Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams,
Pub. Date:
2005.
Language:
English
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In April of 2003, the world reacted in shock at the news of the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. Priceless antiquities, spanning ten thousand years of human history, were smashed into pieces or stolen, and one of the most important storehouses of ancient culture was forever compromised. This exquisitely illustrated volume is a reconstruction in book form of one of the world's great museums, and it stands as the definitive single-volume history of the art and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia-the cradle of civilization.

The contributors to this book consist of a cadre of international archaeologists whose excavations helped piece together the rich tapestry of Mesopotamian life from earliest prehistory to the advent of Islam. A portion of the book's royalties will aid in the reconstruction of the museum and in the preservation of Mesopotamia's cultural treasures. Told through the art and artifacts that were lost recently in Iraq, this fascinating history of the civilizations of the Near East is sure to be a timeless and enduring book.

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subject_facetArchaeological thefts -- Iraq
Iraq -- Antiquities
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Destruction and pillage
Matḥaf al-ʻIrāqī
title_displayThe looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad : the lost treasures of ancient Mesopotamia
title_fullThe looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad : the lost treasures of ancient Mesopotamia / edited by Milbry Polk and Angela M.H. Schuster
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Archaeological thefts
Destruction and pillage
Iraq War, 2003-2011