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Iraq Cultural Heritage Initiatives

Learn more about cultural heritage initiatives related to Iraq.

Iraq Cultural Heritage Project

Iraq Cultural Heritage Project

This multi-tiered project was developed by ECA's Cultural Heritage Center in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the Iraq State Board of Antiquities and Heritage.

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 Future of Babylon Project

Future of Babylon Project

The U.S. Department of State is assisting with management planning, preservation, and educational development at the ancient site of Babylon, home to the “Tower of Babel” and Nebuchadnezzar’s wondrous “Hanging Gardens.”

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 The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage

The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage

The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) is a state-of-the-art educational facility in Erbil, where international experts are training Iraq’s museum and heritage professionals in the preservation of their national treasures. Th

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Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria

Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria

In the context of ongoing destruction and looting of cultural heritage in the Middle East, an event titled “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria” was held by the U.S. Department of State and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

U.S. Department of State and The Metropolitan Museum of Art held an event titled “Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria” amid the United Nations General Assembly week.

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