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UNESCO welcomes Liberation of Hatra

UNESCO Director-General welcomes the liberation of Hatra and will send Emergency Assessment mission “as soon as possible” Following several reports and discussions with the Iraqi authorities, UNESCO has confirmed the liberation of the archeological site of Hatra, located in the Governorate of Nineveh in Iraq. The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has reiterated her support […]

British Museum sets up Emergency Heritage Mgt Programme

The British Museum is embarking on a programme of co-operation with colleagues in Iraq made possible with £3 million grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This will enable the Museum to deliver a programme of in-depth and specialized training to establish a dedicated corps of Iraqi heritage professionals, fully skilled to […]

Hatra Added to List of World Heritage in Danger

The World Heritage site of Hatra has been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to damage inflicted to the property by armed groups. During debates today, many World Heritage Committee members voiced concern about the state of Iraqi heritage following acts of intentional destruction. They also declared their willingness to help […]

Iraqi National Museum Heralds Expansion

By John Lee. No doubt in the hope of happier times ahead, Iraq’s National Museum has opened two new halls at a recent well attended ceremony. Showcasing objects from a span of 7000 years of Mesopotamian history, a key feature of the new part of the museum was some 500 objects from the Hellenistic period, […]