Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Global Candlelight Vigil for the Iraq Museum

In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the looting of the Iraq Museum, our department joined people all over the world in holding a candlelight vigil. Since our vigil was at noon and indoors, we had one (artificial) candle but featured three speakers who discussed the issue of worldwide looting and sale of antiquities.
The Iraq looting took place April 10-12, 2003, when more than 15,000 artifacts at the Iraq Museum were stolen or destroyed. Archaeological sites there continue to be looted, as do sites in countries worldwide.
For more information on the Global Candlelight Vigil and on preservation of world cultural heritage, see the website for SAFE (Saving Antiquities for Everyone).

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Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

At least the oil is still safe!

April 10, 2008 1:36 PM  

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