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CMVAS features Louis Intres on 'The
Looting of Baghdad: Implications for Heritage Conservation'
Feb. 16, 2009 --
The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society will host a special
lecture Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the ASU Museum, Room 102. Louis
Intres, PhD student in Heritage Studies, will offer "The Looting of
Baghdad: Implications for Heritage Conservation."
This lecture is free and open to
Conquering nations have looted the
vanquished throughout history. Historically, the bounty was displayed as
a sign of strength and power. Sometimes heritage items are even
destroyed to eliminate signs of an "inferior" culture. More often,
looted items find their way to the black market for sale and personal
gain, or as funding for terrorist or other criminal activities.
Today, a limited number of law enforcement officials are waging the war
against looting which is a global problem. But this is only one of many
roadblocks preventing the tremendous loss of the cultural heritage of
humankind. Join us for this eye-opening lecture about the theft and
black marketing of treasures from the cradle of Western civilization.
For more information contact Dr. Julie
Morrow at (870) 972-2071, or e-mail her at