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Author Rothfield, Lawrence, 1956-

Title The rape of Mesopotamia : behind the looting of the Iraq Museum / Lawrence Rothfield
Published Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2009]
©2009

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 MELB  956.704431 Rot/Rom  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 216 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Cultural Heritage Protection in Iraq before 2003: The Long View -- 2. "Nobody Thought of Culture": War-Related Heritage Protection in the Early Prewar Period -- 3. Getting to the Postwar Planning Table -- 4. The Meetings -- 5. A Punctual Disaster: The Looting of the National Museum of Iraq -- 6. The World Responds -- 7. The Slow-Motion Disaster: Post-Combat Looting of Archaeological Sites -- 8. Deathwatch for Iraqi Antiquities -- App. Interviews
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Matḥaf al-ʻIrāqī.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Destruction and pillage.
Archaeological thefts -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Antiquities.
LC no. 2008031053
ISBN 9780226729459 hardback
0226729451 hardback