Treasures of Babylon - Air Strikes


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Posted by andreas from p3EE3C255.dip.t-dialin.net (62.227.194.85) on Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 4:27AM :

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Source: Independent [UK]
Date: Sept 29, 2002


Treasures of Babylon are moved as bombers strike

By Kim Sengupta in Mosul

30 September 2002

They are packing away the fabulous treasures of Assyria, Sumeria and Babylon at the archaeological sites and the museum at Mosul in preparation for the war to come, a lesson learnt from the damage inflicted in raids by American and British bombers in the Gulf War, and the looting which followed in its immediate anarchic aftermath.

As Manhal Jabar, the director of antiquities, talks of his worries that still far too much will be left exposed, a droning air-raid siren begins to sound American and British planes are once again in the sky enforcing the northern "no-fly zone".

The city and its hinterland has been

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