The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad

The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad

The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia

Book - 2005
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David Brown Book Co
In April of 2003, the world reacted in shock at the news of the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. Priceless antiquities, spanning ten thousand years of human history, were smashed into pieces or stolen, and one of the most important storehouses of ancient culture was forever compromised.

Baker & Taylor
Citing the 2003 looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad that resulted in the destruction of countless antiquities, a lavishly illustrated volume seeks to reconstruct the museum and its lost ancient treasures, discussing how numerous pieces offered insight into ancient Mesopotamian life. 25,000 first printing.

Book News
Sadly, unlike other museum catalogues that this book resembles, the collection of antiquities dating from the dawn of civilization that are depicted and described in this work no longer exists, having been systematically looted and destroyed in the immediate aftermath of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq. Attempting to recreate that lost collection, photojournalist Polk and magazine editor Schuster (ICON and Archaeology) have gathered contributions from archaeologists who have worked in Iraq over the years and helped build knowledge of Iraq's lost antiquities and the development of civilization. Accompanied by color photographs of many of the artifacts, the contributions provide historical, anthropological, and archaeological context in a chronological fashion. Also included is discussion of the history the museum, the circumstances of its looting, and damage at other Iraqi sites. A portion of the book's proceeds will benefit the museum and other archaeological sites still requiring protection. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In April of 2003, the world reacted in shock at the news of the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. Priceless antiquities, spanning ten thousand years of human history, were smashed into pieces or stolen, and one of the most important storehouses of ancient culture was forever compromised. This exquisitely illustrated volume is a reconstruction in book form of one of the world's great museums, and it stands as the definitive single-volume history of the art and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia-the cradle of civilization.



The contributors to this book consist of a cadre of international archaeologists whose excavations helped piece together the rich tapestry of Mesopotamian life from earliest prehistory to the advent of Islam. A portion of the book's royalties will aid in the reconstruction of the museum and in the preservation of Mesopotamia's cultural treasures. Told through the art and artifacts that were lost recently in Iraq, this fascinating history of the civilizations of the Near East is sure to be a timeless and enduring book.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harry N. Abrams, 2005
ISBN: 9780810958722
0810958724
Branch Call Number: 935 L879
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Schuster, Angela M. H.
Polk, Milbry

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