16 abril 2003

Library books, letters and priceless documents are set ablaze in final chapter of the sacking of Baghdad: The National Library and Archives, a priceless treasure of Ottoman historical documents, including the old royal archives of Iraq, ­were turned to ashes in 3,000 degrees of heat. Then the library of Korans at the Ministry of Religious Endowment was set ablaze.
The 2003 Iraq War & Archaeology
[act.:] Pentagon Was Told Of Risk to Museums: In the months leading up to the Iraq war, U.S. scholars repeatedly urged the Defense Department to protect Iraq's priceless archaeological heritage from looters, and warned specifically that the National Museum of Antiquities was the single most important site in the country.

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