Marking time in April 2003
In the Calcutta Telegraph the other day, Pentagon knew of museum risk:
In the months leading up to the Iraq war, US scholars repeatedly urged the defence 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. [via antipixel]
See also: Francis Deblauwe’s frequently updated page of links to current news on this subject.