The looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad : the lost legacy of ancient Mesopotamia / edited by Milbry Polk and Angela M.H. Schuster.

Title: 
The looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad : the lost legacy of ancient Mesopotamia / edited by Milbry Polk and Angela M.H. Schuster.
Publisher: 
New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, 2005.
Description: 
xiii, 242 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.
Other Authors: 
Polk, Milbry.
Schuster, Angela M. H.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
89573
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
DS79.76.L86
Notes: 
"A Book Laboratory book"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-227) and index.
Contents: 
Introduction / William R. Polk --
Theft of time / Angela H.M. Schuster --
Erasing the past: looting of archaeological sites in Southern Iraq / Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton --
A short history of the Iraq National Museum / Usam Ghaidan and Anna Paolini --
A museum is born / Lamia al-Gailani Werr --
In the beginning / Ralph Soleki --
Dawn of civilization / Harriet Crawford --
Small treasures of the Iraq Museum / Fiorella Ippolitoni Strika --
The lion hunt stele / Diana McDonald --
The Warka vase / Diana McDonald --
From village to empire: the rise of Sumer and Akkad / Paul Collins --
Akkadian victory stela / Diana McDonald --
Akkadian head of a king / Diana McDonald --
The birth of writing, the dawn of literature / Robert D. Biggs --
Cylinder seal impression / Diana McDonald --
Babylonians and Assyrians / Julian Reade --
Assyrian ivory lioness from Nimrud / Diana McDonald --
From the Kassite temple of Karaindash / Diana McDonald --
In the wake of Alexander the Great / Elisabetta Valtz Fino --
Alexander the Great coin / Diana McDonald --
The coming of Islam / Alastair E. Northedge --
Baghdad through the ages / Vincenzo Strika --
The ravages of war and the challenge of reconstruction / Selma al-Radi --
The recovery of the Nimrud gold / Diana McDonald --
The fall of Babylon / Zainab Bahrani --
Epilogue / Milbry Polk and Angela M.H. Schuster --
Selected references and resources / Barbara A. Porter.
ISBN: 
0810958724 (hc : alk. paper)