- By Milbry Polk Angela M. H. Schuster Angela M.H. Schuster

The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia

  • Title: The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Author: Milbry Polk Angela M. H. Schuster Angela M.H. Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780810958722
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Looting of the Iraq Museum Baghdad The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia In April of 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 s

    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 thIn 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.

    1 thought on “The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia

    1. Beautiful book, good information. Needs to be read concurrently with ” Thieves of Baghdad” by Matthew Bogdanos, for a different perspective on the American military and the recovery of Iraq's antiquities.

    2. it is wonderful that we can know the museum. it is very ashameful to know that some people did stole the goods from the museum.

    3. The devastating effect of war on the cultural identity of the Iraqi people. I continuously thought of the movie,"Three Kings" (taking place at the time of the Gulf War).

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