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Re: Baghdad National Museum Looted


You may be interested to look at and contribute to, the FORUM section of
Global Museum.  http://globalmuseum.myikonboard.com

Just click on the topic link "the war in Iraq"

To quote a Canadian colleague - " I'm worried about the antiquities and
archaeological sites in Iraq. Not only are they in danger from the war, but
afterward, should a fundamentalist Islamic regime take power, they might
have no respect for these remnants of a past that they don't see as theirs."


from a colleague in the Middle East: " Is it really going to be finished
only with Iraq? As a person living in middle east and professionally
involved in conservation of cultural heritage, I should confess that here is
always a shadow of fear of unstable future"

best wishes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard W Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: "Patrick Norton" <ptnorton@msn.com>
Cc: "dinosaur_1" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2003 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: Baghdad National Museum Looted

> On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Patrick Norton wrote:
> > Not a lot of information, but Baghdad apparently also has a natural
> > history museum, which it appears did not escape damage during the
> > recent hostilities (scroll down about 3/4 of the page).
> >
> > http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/meast/9812/19/iraq.strike.02/
> Whew. This is a 1998 story. There's still hope!