Officials shared a rehabilitation plan for the beleaguered institution, slated to open its doors again in 2026.
The ancient slabs were found during the excavation of the Mashki Gate, partially destroyed by Islamic State militants in 2016.
“Our bodies are not that cheap,” said one Iraqi artist who signed an open letter to the biennale’s curators.
The well-researched podcast has done deep dives into US attempts at regime change in Iraq and Cuba, with its new season tackling the Korean War.
Jim Fitton was found guilty of smuggling antiquities after 12 small pottery shards were found in his luggage at a Baghdad airport.
Jim Fitton has been in custody since March, when Iraqi officials found 12 small shards of pottery in his luggage.
“This is the largest return of antiquities to Iraq,” said Iraq’s culture minister Hassan Nazim.
Rakowitz has installed at the Wellin a partial reconstruction of “Room H” within the Northwest Palace of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud.
Hyperallergic has the exclusive premiere of Art21’s Haunting the West, a short film about Rakowitz’s artistic efforts to end the marginalization of West Asian art and history.
The artist donated his “library of exile” to the Mosul University Library, once one of the largest libraries in West Asia, housing over a million books and rare historical materials before it was destroyed.
The director of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage said the Taq Kasra is in “dangerous and critical” condition and needs immediate support to prevent further collapse.
While the museum presents its attempt to identify trafficked antiquities as an altruistic enterprise, its policing of the antiquities market also distracts from its historic role in acquiring looted objects.