British Museum helps ‘prepare for aftermath’ of Isil

29 Oct 2015 3:38 PM | Anonymous

British Museum helps ‘prepare for aftermath’ of Isil

Iraqi archaeologists to be trained in reconstruction of heritage sites under scheme funded by £3m government grant

by Martin Bailey  |  28 October 2015

The British Museum is to set up a training scheme for Iraqi archaeologists to tackle the aftermath of Isil destruction. A museum spokeswoman said the programme, which has been awarded a £3m grant fr om the UK government, would help Iraq to document the damage and start the process of reconstruction and preservation.

Isil extremists caused extensive damage in Iraq this year at Nineveh, Nimrud and Hatra—and are now continuing to destroy heritage sites in Syria, particularly at Palmyra.

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