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1 Looting Iraq: Past and Present

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4 Museum Director inspects the damage April 12, 2003

5 Museum worker, April 12, 2003

6 The British Museum Baked clay foundation cone with cuneiform writing, end of the 3 rd millennium B.C. Musée du Louvre Clay proto-cuneiform tablet with early pictographic writing, end of the 4 th millennium B.C.

7 Various examples of cuneiform writing from Iraq Museum collection of over 7,000 pieces Uruk III (c BC) Uruk III (c BC) ?

8 Examples of the over 4,000 Cylindrical seals stolen from Iraq National Museum

9 Stone stamp seals, Jamdat Naser period, about 3000 B.C. Iraq Museum

10 Card Catalogue, Iraq National Museum

11 Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, U.S. Civil Administrator In Iraq

12 U.S Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld

13 (stolen) Copper head of Goddess of Victory (stolen)

14 Ivory plaque from Nimrud, beginning of the 1 st millennium B.C. (IM 60555) Iraq Museum

15 (stolen) Sumerian Plate inlaid with shell (stolen)

16 Stone figurines from Tell es-Sawwan, beginning of the 6 th millennium B.C. Iraq Museum

17 Stone Sumerian statue, about 2400 B.C. (IM 55204) Iraq Museum

18 (stolen) White marble head of Eros-Cherub, from Hatra (stolen)

19 Sumerian alabaster statue from Ur, about 2400 B.C., Iraq Museum

20 Stone statue from Hatra, 2 nd century A.D. (IM 58084), Iraq Museum

21 (stolen) An Ivory Plaque of a lion killing a Nubian, Assyrian from Nimrud, 1x10.5cm base, 9.8 high (stolen)

22 Terra cotta Sumerian figure from Tello, about 2000 B.C., Iraq Museum

23 Terra cotta relief: cult scene from Khafaji, about 1800 B.C., Iraq Museum

24 (stolen) Gray Diorite Statue of Entemena, Sumerian 15x76cm, weighs 150 kg (stolen)

25 Bronze foundation figurine, end of the 3 rd millennium B.C., Iraq Museum

26 Panel carved in relief : Assyrian warriors from Khorsabad, end of the 8 th B.C., Iraq Museum

27 (stolen) Gray Islamic tombstone (stolen)

28 Islamic glasses: cup (IM 11204) and bottle (IM 11223), 13 th and 9-10th centuries A.D. Iraq Museum

29 Small alabaster vessels, Tell es-Sawwan, 6 th millennium B.C. -- Iraq Museum

30 (stolen) Gray stone head of female deity, from Hatra (stolen)

31 Pottery jar decorated "scarlet ware" from Khafaji, beginning of the 3 rd millennium B.C., Iraq Museum

32 Jewelry board, Royal Cemetery of Ur, about 2500 B.C. Iraq Museum

33 (stolen) Stone Assyrian relief fragment from Nineveh, about 700 B.C. (stolen)

34 Islamic manuscript page in Arabic Iraq Museum

35 Islamic carved brick architectural decoration (IM A9874) Iraq Museum/Tabbaa

36 (stolen) White marble head of Apollo, from Hatra (stolen)

37 Islamic wooden panel Iraq Museum

38 Islamic coins Iraq Museum

39 (stolen) A sumerian white marble mask of female deity, life-size, 21.5cm (stolen)

40 First Floor of Iraq National Library

41 Second Floor of Iraq National Library

42 Debris in back of Iraq National Library

43 Remains of bookshelves from Iraq National Library

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45 Looted archeological site, Ishin Bahryat, Photo by Micah Garen

46 Italian Police patrol Umma, Iraq. Photo by Micah Garen

47 Looters running from helicopter at Isin, Jan. 2004

48 CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE EVENT OF ARMED CONFLICT. Done at the Hague, on 14 May 1954

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50 George W. Bush, President of the United States


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