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The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Lawrence Rothfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

On April 10, 2003, as the world watched a statue of Saddam Hussein come crashing down in the heart of Baghdad, a mob of looters attacked the Iraq National Museum. Despite the presence of an American ... More


Introduction

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the looting of the Iraq National Museum during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It suggests that the looting of the museum in April 2003 was ... More


Past Resurrections: The Ancient in Contemporary Art

Tamara Chalabi

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explores the growing need to work with antiquity through contemporary art in order to engage wider audiences with heritage. All too often archaeology is seen through a vague prism of ... More


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