Monday, April 25, 2011

Iraq Museum to devote special hall to recovered artifacts, honoring Donny George

It is moving to hear that the Baghdad Museum is going to honor the late Donny George by dedicating a conference hall in his name, and also interesting to hear that the museum continues to receive stolen items from Syria and that Syria and Jordan appear to have been on the smuggling trail (or perhaps it is just that the Jordanian and Syrian police have been more effective than, say, the Iranian or Gulf state police in tracking items down):
He said the museum received recently 32 more stolen items from Syria. More than 750 pieces have been handed to the Museum by the Syrian authorities so far. Jordan has sent back to Iraq 2,466 stolen pieces. More artifacts were recovered in the U.S., Holland, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Peru.

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