Researcher Freed in Iraq

Science  23 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5756, pp. 1891d
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5756.1891d

German archaeologist Susanne Osthoff, abducted by insurgents in Iraq on 25 November, was freed this week. Osthoff had tried to protect archaeological sites from looting after the U.S.-led invasion and was involved with a conservation project in Mosul earlier this year. Her liberation is “fantastic news,” says archaeology writer Roger Atwood, who visited looted sites with her in 2003.

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