What the World is Losing in Iraq | University of Oxford

What the World is Losing in Iraq

Dr Paul Collins, Ashmolean Musuem
13:00 - 14:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Not required

Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) is where the world’s first cities emerged along with the invention of writing, the codification of laws, and the creation of extensive empires. This talk explores the recent destruction of museums, libraries, archaeological sites, mosques, churches and shrines across northern Iraq to highlight the unique heritage that is being lost.