Cataloguing the Losses—The Oriental Institute’s Iraq Museum Database Project

Oriental Institute Museum Publications, Chicago

Summary of the book

With an introduction by Professor McGuire Gibson, this up-to-date account describes the state of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad and chronicles the damage done to archaeological sites by illicit digging.

Contributors include Donny George, John M. Russell, Katharyn Hanson, Clemens Reichel, Elizabeth C. Stone, and Patty Gerstenblith. Published in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name opening at the Oriental Institute April 10, 2008, this book commemorates the fifth anniversary of the looting of the Iraq National Museum.



  • G. Emberling
  • K. Hanson

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Book Name

Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq’s Past