The destruction of heritage in Iraq since 2003

Isakhan, Benjamin 2012, The destruction of heritage in Iraq since 2003, in The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia exhibition, [Melbourne Museum], Melbourne, Vic..

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Title The destruction of heritage in Iraq since 2003
Author(s) Isakhan, Benjamin
Conference name The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia exhibition
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 6 Sep. 2012
Title of proceedings The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia exhibition
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Total pages [unknown]
Publisher [Melbourne Museum]
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Mesopotamia
destruction
heritage
Summary Since the invasion of Iraq by coalition forces in 2003, Iraq has endured an extraordinary period of destruction of cultural heritage.

This has included the attack on the Iraq National Museum in the very earliest days of the war. Since then, Iraq’s Mesopotamian heritage has also been systematically smuggled out of the country while coalition forces have converted key sites such as the ancient city of Babylon into modern military bases.

This lecture will examine the recent fate of Iraq’s Mesopotamian heritage and discusses the urgent need for appropriate management and protection.

Language eng
Field of Research 210310 Middle Eastern and African History
210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category EN Other conference paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047255

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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