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Reaction and Responses to the Looting and Destruction of Sites in Iraq During the Invasion and Period Of Occupation

Jane Marston

Abstract


The reaction of the international community to the looting of the National Museum and archaeological sites in Iraq was one of outrage; that of the Bush Administration was one of indifference. Although the United States is legally responsible for the looting of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad and the looting and destruction of archaeological sites which took place during its occupation of the country, it is doubtful that they will ever face legal sanction

Keywords


Looting; Museum theft; destruction of archaeological sites;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25159/1013-8471/4053