Chapter

The World Responds

in The Rape of Mesopotamia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226729459
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226729435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0007
The World Responds

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This chapter discusses various responses to the looting of the National Museum of Iraq. The response from American foundations and other nongovernmental entities was much less robust than one might have expected. There was no major foundation, group, or individual philanthropist who stepped forward with a pledge of immediate help. Most of the financial assistance was all palliative in nature and no money was allocated to address an imminent disaster: wholesale looting of Iraq's archaeological sites.

Keywords: looting; National Museum; American foundations; nongovernmental entities; financial assistance; archaeological sites

Chapter.  8909 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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