UK to fund global squad of ‘Monuments Men’

22 Jun 2015 7:55 AM | Anonymous

UK to fund global squad of ‘Monuments Men’

Tim Shipman Published: 21 June 2015  

BRITAIN is to back a modern-day team of “monuments men” to salvage the world’s cultural treasures from destruction in war.

The government is to help fund a group of “rescue archaeologists” to go to Iraq to salvage treasures bulldozed by Islamists and will host a summit in September to set up a cultural protection fund to support future missions.

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