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PFOH, Emanuel. Notes on the looting of antiquities in Iraq and the memory of the west.Translated byEugenia Sardina. Relac. int. (B. Aires) [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1515-3371.
The US-led Coalition that invaded Iraq on 2003 paved the road for the looting of cultural and archaeological resources of the country, which were rapidly incorporated into antiquities black markets. A critical view, as a mean to interpret the looting, points at three questions that should be addressed by historians and archaeologists, but also by political researchers: 1) the role of archaeological artifacts in Middle Eastern countries; 2) the ideological place that the West maintains for Eastern antiquities; 3) the policies that should be followed, taking the previous points into account.