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Thursday, July 17, 2003

[posted by jaed at 11:51 PM]
Baghdad Museum Roundup
This article from the WSJ (written for ARTnews, it says here) is the most thorough discussion I've seen of the events surrounding the looting at the National Museum of Antiquities.

(I think the author is a little too easy on Donny George - there's no mention of the allegations against him by museum staff, nor of the fact that for weeks he insisted that the museum's entire collection was gone when he must have known that that wasn't true - but nonetheless, the coverage is complete and careful, relying on interviews with museum staff, American forces, and residents of the area who witnessed the looting.)

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