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Zainab Bahrani

Looting of Iraqi Cultural Heritage Sites Worsens After Major Combat, Says CU's Bahrani

When she visited Iraq last summer, Zainab Bahrani, Porada Associate Professor of Ancient Art History, was optimistic that the country's archaeological sites could be protected. But looting of cultural heritage sites has worsened since the end of the bombing campaign, she says. While looted objects are already being smuggled across borders, Bahrani explains, it may be 10 to 20 years before looters attempt to sell them on the black market.

 

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Production Number: 161
Shot: Aug 25, 2004
Published: Sep 10, 2004
Last modified:Oct 21, 2004