Protecting the Past: Towards a Better Future with Cultural Heritage

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:00

"The heritage of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan is of international importance: the region contains thousands of documented and un-documented archaeological sites. Whilst current international attention is focused on conflict damage, Iraq’s heritage is at risk from multiple threats including looting, dam inundation, development, and expanding agriculture. Each year, survey teams discover and record previously unknown sites, both on the ground and using satellite imagery. Many of them are already damaged or threatened," AUIS Professor Tobin Hartnell, Dr. Emma Cunliffe and Dr. Jennie Bradbury from the University of Oxford's EAMENA project on the threats to the cultural heritage of Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan. Read full article.