Fort Drum archaeologist discusses safeguarding Libyan antiquities at UNESCO conference

18 Jul 2011 7:53 AM | Anonymous

Fort Drum archaeologist discusses safeguarding Libyan antiquities at UNESCO conference
July 14, 2011

By Mr Steve Ghiringhelli (IMCOM)

 

Dr. Laurie Rush, Fort Drum�s cultural resource manager, addresses growing international concerns over the protection of cultural property in war-torn Libya during a conference organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage on July 1 and 2 in Naples.Related Links
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FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A Fort Drum archaeologist nearing the end of a yearlong fellowship at the American Academy in Rome recently lent her expertise to a select group of panelists convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Alongside other experts, Dr. Laurie Rush, Fort Drum’s cultural resource manager, addressed growing international concerns over the protection of cultural property in war-torn Libya during a private conference hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage on July 1 and 2 in Naples.

"All too often during the course of conflict, ancient buildings, monuments, archaeological sites and sacred places are put in harm’s way," Rush said. "Sometimes " as appears to be the case in Libya " these places are deliberately targeted in an attempt to demoralize an entire population."


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