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
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.
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. Iraq National Museum
Card Catalogue, Iraq National Museum Iraq National Museum
Ambassador Iraq National Museum
L. Paul Bremer, U.S. Civil Administrator In Iraq
U.S Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld Iraq National Museum
Copper head of Goddess of Victory Iraq National Museum(stolen)
Ivory plaque from Nimrud, beginning of the 1 Iraq National Museumst millennium B.C. (IM 60555)
Sumerian Plate inlaid with shell Iraq National Museum(stolen)
Stone figurines from Tell es-Sawwan, beginning of the 6 Iraq National Museumth millennium B.C.
Stone Sumerian statue, about 2400 B.C. (IM 55204) Iraq National Museum
White marble head of Eros-Cherub, from Hatra Iraq National Museum(stolen)
Sumerian alabaster statue from Ur, about 2400 B.C., Iraq National Museum
Stone statue from Hatra, 2 Iraq National Museumnd century A.D. (IM 58084),
An Ivory Plaque of a lion killing a Nubian, Assyrian from Nimrud, 1x10.5cm base, 9.8 high (stolen)
Gray Diorite Statue of Entemena, Sumerian B.C.,15x76cm, weighs 150 kg (stolen)
Bronze foundation figurine, end of the 3 B.C.,rd millennium B.C.,
Panel carved in relief : Assyrian warriors from Khorsabad, end of the 8th B.C.,
Gray Islamic tombstone end of the 8(stolen)
Islamic glasses: cup (IM 11204) and bottle (IM 11223), 13 end of the 8th and 9-10th centuries A.D.
Small alabaster vessels, Tell es-Sawwan, 6 end of the 8th millennium B.C. -- Iraq Museum
Gray stone head of female deity, from Hatra end of the 8(stolen)
Pottery jar decorated "scarlet ware" from Khafaji, beginning of the 3rd millennium B.C.,
Stone Assyrian relief fragment from Nineveh, about 700 B.C. of the 3(stolen)
Islamic manuscript page in Arabic of the 3
Islamic carved brick architectural decoration (IM A9874) Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
White marble head of Apollo, from Hatra Iraq Museum/Tabbaa(stolen)
Islamic wooden panel Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
Islamic coins Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
A sumerian white marble mask of female deity, life-size, Iraq Museum/Tabbaa 21.5cm (stolen)
First Floor of Iraq National Library Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
Second Floor of Iraq National Library Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
Debris in back of Iraq National Library Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
Remains of bookshelves from Iraq National Library Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
Looted archeological site, Ishin Bahryat, Iraq Museum/TabbaaPhoto by Micah Garen
Italian Police patrol Umma, Iraq. Iraq Museum/TabbaaPhoto by Micah Garen
Looters running from helicopter at Isin, Jan. 2004 Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
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 EVENT OF ARMED CONFLICT.