What the World is Losing in Iraq | University of Oxford

What the World is Losing in Iraq

Speaker
Dr Paul Collins, Ashmolean Musuem
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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.