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Table of Contents: Timeline Preface Milbry Polk and Angela M.H. Schuster Foreword Donny George, Director of Iraq Museum, Baghdad Introduction William R. Polk The Illicit Trade in Looted Antiquities Angela H. M. Schuster Smuggling and Looting in Iraq Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton A Short History of the Iraq National Museum Usam Ghaidan and Anna Paolini Chapter I: A Museum Is Born Lamia Al-Gailani Werr Chapter II: Shanidar, Iraq in the Beginning Ralph and Rose Soleki, Anagnostis Agelarakis Chapter III: Dawn of Civilization Harriet Crawford Chapter IV: The Small Treasures of the Iraq Museum Fiorella Ippolitoni Strika The Lion Hunt Stele Diana McDonald The Warka Vase Diana McDonald Chapter V: From Village to Empire: The Rise of Sumer and Akkad Paul Collins Akkadian Victory Stele Diana McDonald Akkadian Head of a King Diana McDonald Chapter VI: The Birth of Writing, the Dawn of Literature Robert D. Biggs Cylinder Seal Impression Diana McDonald Chapter VII: Babylonians and Assyrians Julian Reade Assyrian Ivory Lioness from Nimrud Diana McDonald Decoration from the Kassite Temple of Karaindash from Uruk Diana McDonald Chapter VIII: In the Wake of Alexander: Parthians and Sassanians Elisabetta Valtz Fino Alexander Coin Diana McDonald Chapter IX: The Coming of Islam Alastair E. Northedge Chapter X: Baghdad Through the Ages Vincenzo Strika Chapter XI: The Ravages of War and the Challenge of Reconstruction Selma Al-Radi The Recovery of the Nimrud Gold Diana McDonald Epilogue Angela M.H. Schuster and Milbry Polk The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Mesopotamia References and Resources Barbara A. Porter About the Authors Donation Details
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Iraq War, 2003 -- Destruction and pillage.
Archaeological thefts -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Antiquities.