(VEE) IRAQI HERITAGE IN DANGER ON DISPLAY IN THE US

(VELINO) Roma, 18 Aug - An exhibition on the requalification of the Iraqi cultur...

(VELINO) Roma, 18 Aug - An exhibition on the requalification of the Iraqi cultural heritage will open in the U.S. on September 7. "Heritage in danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the requalification of the Iraqi cultural heritage," promoted by the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino (CRAST) will be presented by Carlo Lippolis, President of CRAST and director of the Italian archaeological expedition in Tulul al Baqarat. The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino (CRAST) has been operational in Iraq for over 50 years, allowing research work and interventions to protect the country's cultural heritage to continue without any interruption. Right after the Baghdad Archaeological Museum was looted in 2003, CRAST launched a requalification project involving some of the Museum's most important rooms as well as a number of training projects. It is thanks to such an endeavour that the Museum was reopened in March 2015. More recently CRAST resumed its archaeological research activities in Southern Iraq while the Italian-Iraqi Institute of Archaeological Sciences reopened in April 2016. The exhibition will display photos illustrating the projects and work which the Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino has been conducting in Iraq over the past decade. vel
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