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Iraq / Museums / Foster Interview #728045

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 04, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Maria Hinojosa) The pricelessness of Iraq’s treasures that were looted during the war featured; details given about an exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing Iraqi antiquities; photos shown of some the items in the exhibition. [Mesopotamian archeologist Elizabeth STONE†- states archeologists warned the US military to protect the museums.] [“Art of the First Cities” curator Joan ARUZ†- says the exhibit proves that art transcends politics; states the losses to human civilization are universal.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Yale University Benjamin Foster† to explain the significance of the Iraqi treasures. [FOSTER – says the exhibit in New York represents the beginning of a lot of history; states we don’t know exactly what is missing from Iraq’s museums; comments on the market for stolen cultural property; talks about reports that the items are being held in Baghdad.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Hinojosa, Maria
Duration:
00:05:30

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