Iraq's archaeological treasures at risk of destruction by ISIL

18 Aug 2014 7:24 AM | Anonymous

Iraq's archaeological treasures at risk of

Members of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) in July seized the Mosul Museum of Cultural Heritage, officials at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities confirmed.

Urging Iraqis to help authorities track and retrieve the stolen antiquities and collectibles, officials lamented the loss of property and archaeological treasures.

Built in 1952, the Mosul Museum is the second largest and oldest museum in the country, following the National Museum in Baghdad.

 

http://al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/meii/features/2014/08/15/feature-01

Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation © 2000-2010. All rights reserved.

1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036-2117

Site Map  •  Terms of Use  •  Contact Us

Sign up for Citations, our free e-newsletter, to receive the latest information on our organization, legal developments, upcoming events, and more.

Sign Up Here
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software