Boots on the Ground: Evaluating damage to Iraq's antiquities in 2003 and 2008

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, John Curtis will not be able to join us on December 3. We hope you will enjoy this lecture on a similar topic presented by Elizabeth Stone, in conjunction with Oriental Institute Museum Special Exhibit Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq's Past.

December 3, 2008
7:00 pm Breasted Hall

Elizabeth Stone, Stony Brook University

An account of two visits to Iraq to examine damage to archaeological sites from looting and military occupation The first took place in early May 2003-immediately after the war, and was sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The second was in June 2008 and was supported by the British Museum and British army. Topics to be discussed will include changes in the infrastructure for site protection, the military occupation of Babylon and evidence of looting of archaeological sites.

This event is free, open to the public, with a reception to follow. For more information about this or any of our Members' Lecture Series, contact the Membership Office at 773-834-9777.