Advocacy News

May 20, 2003

A Personal Account from Baghdad

by John M. Russell

John M. Russell has provided the AIA with an informal report on his visit to Baghdad soon after the end of major combat operations. Dr. Russell was part of the first UNESCO Cultural Heritage Mission to Baghdad, sent May 16-20, 2003, to assess the post-war status of Iraq’s cultural heritage. The report combines information from his report to UNESCO, details from his personal diary, and over 30 photos taken while in Iraq…

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