It’s one of the great landmarks of history: the Parthenon in Athens, constructed in the 5th century BC. It stands as the symbol of the cultural and political heights reached by the classical world.
Although home to some of the world’s earliest civilizations, Iraq’s basic security needs have overshadowed efforts to protect the country’s treasured archeological sites, resulting in an increase in vandalism and theft. Continue reading
Following severe criticism from international antiquities experts, the FBI announced on Thursday that it has sent a team of agents to Iraq to investigate the theft of priceless goods from the National Archeological Museum of Baghdad and other sites. Continue reading