Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Here's an entire website dedicated to the looting and destruction of the Iraq National Museum

I'm glad to see that the site's author makes clear his belief that

One thing before I go on. I wish to be absolutely clear: no epic Sumerian cuneiform tablet, majestic Neo-Assyrian lamassu sculpture or any other Mesopotamian artifact is worth a human life, be it Iraqi, American, British or other.

That said, there are lots and lots of articles, many photos, as well as articles on the general status of Iraqi archaelogical sites and artifacts from the First Gulf War to the present.

And then there's the Baghdad National Library, which burned yesterday.