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Lecture on looting in Iraq

From: Margaret Geiss-Mooney <mgmooney>
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2006
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    SAFE--Saving Antiquities for Everyone, in conjunction with U.C.
    Berkeley, presents a lecture, book signing, and reception
    featuring Matthew Bogdanos, author of "Thieves of Baghdad"
    (Bloomsbury).  The event will take place on Monday, January 23,
    2006 at U.C. Berkeley's Dwinelle Hall, Room 145 at 7:30pm.

    Matthew Bogdanos will speak on his efforts to recover
    irreplaceable antiquities looted from the Iraq Museum in 2003.
    He will also discuss the ongoing looting of archaeological sites
    in the region and the thriving global illicit antiquities trade.

       "We are grateful to the contribution Colonel Bogdanos and his
        team have made in recovering antiquities looted from the
        National Museum of Iraq," says Cindy Ho, founder and
        President of SAFE. "His detailed account in 'Thieves of
        Baghdad' will go a long way to keep the ongoing problem of
        looting and the illicit antiquities trade in the public

    A colonel in the Marine reserves and a New York homicide
    prosecutor with a lifelong passion for the classics, Bogdanos
    set out with a select group from his special-ops interagency
    task force to recover the looted artifacts, risking his career
    and his life. His team conducted raids, negotiated recoveries,
    set up an amnesty program, and tracked down leads from Amman and
    Zurich to London and New York. Though they recovered more than
    5,000 priceless objects worldwide, including the Treasure of
    Nimrud ("Iraq's Crown Jewels"), over 10,000 pieces are still

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