Looting Iraq: Past and Present Museum Director inspects the damage April 12, 2003 Museum worker, April 12, 2003 The British Museum Musée du Louvre Clay proto-cuneiform tablet with early pictographic writing, end of the 4 th millennium B.C.
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Past and Present
Museum Director inspects the damage April 12, 2003
Museum worker, April 12, 2003
The British Museum
Musée du Louvre
Clay proto-cuneiform tablet with early pictographic writing, end of the 4th millennium B.C.
Baked clay foundation cone with cuneiform writing, end of the 3rd millennium B.C.
Uruk III (c. 3200-3000 BC)
Various examples of cuneiform writing from Iraq Museum collection of over 7,000 pieces
Uruk III (c. 3200-3000 BC) ?
Examples of the over 4,000 Cylindrical seals stolen from Iraq National Museum
Stone stamp seals, Jamdat Naser period, about 3000 B.C.
Card Catalogue, Iraq National Museum
L. Paul Bremer, U.S. Civil Administrator In Iraq
U.S Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld
Copper head of Goddess of Victory (stolen)
Ivory plaque from Nimrud, beginning of the 1st millennium B.C. (IM 60555)
Sumerian Plate inlaid with shell (stolen)
Stone figurines from Tell es-Sawwan, beginning of the 6th millennium B.C.
Stone Sumerian statue, about 2400 B.C. (IM 55204)
White marble head of Eros-Cherub, from Hatra (stolen)
Sumerian alabaster statue from Ur, about 2400 B.C.,
Stone statue from Hatra, 2nd century A.D. (IM 58084),
An Ivory Plaque of a lion killing a Nubian, Assyrian from Nimrud, 1x10.5cm base, 9.8 high (stolen)
Terra cotta Sumerian figure from Tello, about 2000 B.C.,
Terra cotta relief: cult scene from Khafaji, about 1800 B.C.,
Gray Diorite Statue of Entemena, Sumerian 15x76cm, weighs 150 kg (stolen)
Bronze foundation figurine, end of the 3rd millennium B.C.,
Panel carved in relief : Assyrian warriors from Khorsabad, end of the 8th B.C.,
Gray Islamic tombstone (stolen)
Islamic glasses: cup (IM 11204) and bottle (IM 11223), 13th and 9-10th centuries A.D.
Small alabaster vessels, Tell es-Sawwan, 6th millennium B.C. -- Iraq Museum
Gray stone head of female deity, from Hatra (stolen)
Pottery jar decorated "scarlet ware" from Khafaji, beginning of the 3rd millennium B.C.,
Jewelry board, Royal Cemetery of Ur, about 2500 B.C.
Stone Assyrian relief fragment from Nineveh, about 700 B.C. (stolen)
Islamic manuscript page in Arabic
Islamic carved brick architectural decoration (IM A9874) Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
White marble head of Apollo, from Hatra (stolen)
Islamic wooden panel
A sumerian white marble mask of female deity, life-size, 21.5cm (stolen)
First Floor of Iraq National Library
Second Floor of Iraq National Library
Debris in back of Iraq National Library
Remains of bookshelves from Iraq National Library
Looted archeological site, Ishin Bahryat,Photo by Micah Garen
Italian Police patrol Umma, Iraq.Photo by Micah Garen
Looters running from helicopter at Isin, Jan. 2004
CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE EVENT OF ARMED CONFLICT.
Done at the Hague, on 14 May 1954
George W. Bush, President of the United States