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University of Chicago News Office: Archaeology and war in Iraq

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“Looted Iraqi Art Displayed Online”

April 28, 2003

“Scholars here make catalog of sacked museum ”
[chicago sun-times]

April 19, 2003

“Experts' Pleas to Pentagon Didn't Save Museum”
[ny times]

April 16, 2003

“U. of C. pleads for Iraq artifacts ”
[chicago tribune]

April 15, 2003

“Treasures Looted from Baghdad Museum Feared Lost”

April 14, 2003

“U.S. urged to save historic artifacts”

April 14, 2003

“Artifacts survive war--not chaos”
[chicago tribune]

April 13, 2003

Living on Earth: Interview with McGuire Gibson

March 28, 2003

“Babylonian Booty”

March 24, 2003

“Archeologists Fear For Iraqi Sites”

March 20, 2003

“Archeologists Fear For Iraqi Sites”

March 20, 2003

“Iraq War Threatens Ancient Treasures”
[national geographic]

March 19, 2003

“Casualty count could include Iraq antiquities”
[chicago tribune]

March 10, 2003

“War risk to Iraqi treasures”
[bbc news]

March 6, 2003

“Experts fear for Iraq's archaeological treasure”

March 1, 2003

News Office: Tell Hamoukar

News Office: Ur

Oriental Institute: Archaeological Site Photography: Mesopotamia

[]Lost Treasures from Iraq
This site contains images of objects from the Iraq Museum, sorted by categories, that are presently at the Oriental Institute. It is hoped that it will be of use as a reference tool in the recovery of artifacts should they appear on the antiquities market.


[oi corona 01]Satellite photographs reveal ancient road system
Archaeologists at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute have used recently declassified satellite surveillance images to show that subtle land depressions–which had gone largely unnoticed by scholars–are actually the remnants of ancient roadways that knitted together the fabric of emerging civilizations in the ancient Near East.


archaeological site photography: mesopotamiaOriental Institute: Archaeological Site Photography: Mesopotamia


[tell-hamoukar]New discoveries in Syria confirm theory on spread of early civilization
Unique artifacts unearthed this season in Syria will force historians and archaeologists to rewrite the history books, because the traditional view of how civilization developed is looking increasingly wrong.


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