Monday, 5 March 2007

Iran: war; cultural heritage

In the Guardian today, Maev Kennedy wrote a piece on possible military strikes' or wars' threats to cultural heritage in Iran. In "Iran's rich architecture and rare treasures threatened by possible US strikes", Maev Kennedy talks with the British Museum's Keeper of the Department of the Ancient Near East Dr. John Curtis.

They summarise the cultural heritage situation that developed during the Iraq War and consider the dangers posed to cultural heritage in Iran by American military action. (They don't raise the possibility of Israeli involvement in attacks, as the English-language newspapers in Istanbul have.)

I'm going to try to write something more substantial about this in the near future, but it'll probably go the same way as the post I intended on looting of cultural heritage in the Iraq War; maybe I'll finally write that one, as, unfortunately, it is being given an immediate relevance once more by the situation in Iran... and now to fail my exam. Görüsürüz.

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