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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:38 AM
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'Stop the looters destroying history'
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-2420459,00...

The Times October 25, 2006


'Stop the looters destroying history'
By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent

THE cultural treasures of Iraq the birthplace of writing, codified law, mathematics, medicine and astronomy are being obliterated as looters take advantage of the countrys bloody chaos.

Fourteen of the worlds leading archaeologists have written to the President and Prime Minister of the country, demanding immediate action to stem the vandalism after seeing photographs of sites left pockmarked by enormous craters.

Among examples in the letter, seen yesterday by The Times, was a Babylonian sculpture of a lion dating from about 1700BC that lost its head because the terracotta shattered as looters tried to remove it.


Another was the destruction of the Ana Minaret on the Euphrates about 190 miles (310km) west of Baghdad, revered for 1,000 years as a unique construction. It was blown up by Islamic extremists apparently for fear that it would be used as an American observation post.


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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:46 AM
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1. kick
this is absolutely awful.
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:47 AM
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2. rec'd
add 1000's of years of history to the casualties list.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:14 PM
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3. Them GOP fuckers care NOT....they don't read history....only their portfolios
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:51 PM
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5. Another drastic revision in the definition of CONSERVATIVE /nt
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:38 PM
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4. it is so tooooo late for this
i know a mesopotamia expert here in chicago. archaeologist all over the middle east are in despair. mostly now, they are just trying to catch things as the come onto the market.
the oriental institute here in chicago is trying to get as many photos and as much data available as possible.

http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/iraq.html
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