A Momentary Erasure of Millennia: The Cultural Heritage Crises in Syria and Northern Iraq

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 • 7:30 pm
  • Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd

Tuesday November 15 | 7:30PM
Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Michael Danti, director of excavations at Tell es-Sweyhat (Syria) and Rowanduz (Iraqi Kurdistan), addresses how the recent looting and systematic destruction of cultural heritage by extremists in northern Iraq and Syria threaten to obliterate the region’s cultural patrimony and the cultural identities of countless vibrant communities.

 

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