News of the WeekArchaeology

Picking Up the Pieces of Iraqi Antiquities

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  25 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5619, pp. 559-561
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5619.559

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


The U.S. troops who were nowhere to be found when looters besieged Iraq's National Museum 2 weeks ago now ring the building. But as order is slowly restored, archaeologists and curators face the daunting challenge of assessing the damage to the museum's priceless collections.