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Destruction In Mesopotamia: Ancient Mysteries Fall Prey To Looters In Iraq, Science Feature Reveals

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July 6, 2001
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American Association For The Advancement Of Science
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In the northern Iraqi town of Khorsabad four years ago, looters sawed the massive stone head from a statue, sliced it to bits, then tried to spirit the remains to cash-heavy Western collectors. Unlike most of Iraq's rapidly disappearing artifacts, the Khorsabad head was recovered, and 10 of a dozen perpetrators were executed in 1999, a feature in the 6 July issue of Science reveals.

In the northern Iraqi town of Khorsabad four years ago, looters sawed the massive stone head from a statue, sliced it to bits, then tried to spirit the remains to cash-heavy Western collectors. Unlike most of Iraq's rapidly disappearing artifacts, the Khorsabad head was recovered, and 10 of a dozen perpetrators were executed in 1999, a feature in the 6 July issue of Science reveals.


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American Association For The Advancement Of Science. "Destruction In Mesopotamia: Ancient Mysteries Fall Prey To Looters In Iraq, Science Feature Reveals." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 July 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706081613.htm>.
American Association For The Advancement Of Science. (2001, July 6). Destruction In Mesopotamia: Ancient Mysteries Fall Prey To Looters In Iraq, Science Feature Reveals. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706081613.htm
American Association For The Advancement Of Science. "Destruction In Mesopotamia: Ancient Mysteries Fall Prey To Looters In Iraq, Science Feature Reveals." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010706081613.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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