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Aftermath of War: Artifacts and Plague

By Remy Benoit

The National Museum of Iraq has been looted. The questions remain: by whom, was the looting pre-planned. Some of the lights are back on, but much of the water is not yet running increasing chances for cholera and thyphoid. From the University of Pennsylvania Museum:Saving the Past for Future Generations:UPM's Statement on the Looting of the Iraq National Museum by Dr. Richard L. Zettler, Associate Curator-in-charge of the Near Eastern Section and Dr. Jeremy A. Sabloff, UPM's Williams Director.
From CNN: Iraqi antiquity seized at U.S. airport By Terry Frieden.

Bush cultural advisers quit over Iraq museum theft.

Life After War.

University of Pennsylvania Museum: The Cultural Heritage of Iraq.


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