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Battle Lines is an ongoing Web log (blog) dedicated to providing a broad perspective on the latest news and developments from the war in Iraq. Response and suggestions are welcomed.

Tom Brown has been an editor, reporter and software analyst for The Seattle Times for 20 years.

April 17, 2003

Cultural advisors quit over antiquities issue

(posted by Katherine Long)

Reuters is reporting that two cultural advisers to the Bush administration have resigned in protest over the failure of U.S. forces to prevent the wholesale looting of priceless treasures from Baghdad's antiquities museum.

"If we understood the value of Sumerian cuneiform tablets to our past, as we do with oil getting us somewhere in our cars, I don't think this would have happened," said Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, told Reuters on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the FBI has announced it has sent agents to Iraq to try to recover the stolen antiquities.

 
Posted by Katherine Long at April 17, 2003 01:42 PM

Tom Brown Katherine Long, research editor at the Seattle Times and 18-year editor and reporter, substituted for Tom Brown the week of April 14.

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