Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq

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The looting of the Iraqi National Museum in April of 2003 provoked a world outcry at the loss of artifacts regarded as part of humanity's shared cultural patrimony. But though the losses were unprecedented in scale, the museum looting was hardly the first time that Iraqi heirlooms had been plundered or put to political uses. From the beginning of archaeology as a modern science in the nineteenth century, Europeans excavated and appropriated Iraqi antiquities as relics of the birth of Western civilization. Since Iraq was ...

Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq 2010, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292725959

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Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq 2006, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292709478

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