News FocusNEWS FOCUS SPECIAL REPORT: A MUSEUM LOOTED

Mayhem in Mesopotamia

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Science  01 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5633, pp. 582-588
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5633.582

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BAGHDAD-- From catastrophe to exaggeration, and from blunder to bluster, the looting of the Iraq Museum turned a scientific and cultural tragedy into a media event and political free-for-all. Related stories discuss proposed new restrictions on the antiquities trade and the plundering of archaeological sites in remote areas of Iraq.

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