Sunday, October 15, 2006

Matthew Bogdanos Lecture

Matthew Bogdanos, US Marine Officer and Author of Thieves of Baghdad will present a lecture on Monday, October 16th, 2006 at 4:00 PM in Room 248, Student Learning Center, University of Georgia. Mr. Bogdanos will be speaking about his investigation of the looting of the Baghdad museum and the current state of affairs with looting and conservation of archaeological material in Baghdad and Iraq. A book-signing and reception will follow the lecture, which is sponsored by the Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Center for Archaeological Sciences, and the Department of Classics at the University of Georgia.

I am looking forward to this, although I expect that it will be too crowded to pose many questions or have much discussion. I wonder what Bogdanos will have to say about the recent departure from Iraq of the former museum curator, Donny George.

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At 8:29 PM , Anonymous fola said...

One of the major blunder and fallout of the US-led Iraqi war is the looting of the priceless artifacts of Baghdad. what happened amount to the greatest plunder of the century! I was opportuned to listen to Bogdanos a while back on NPR, great delivery.

At 12:08 AM , Blogger Don Thieme said...

The lecture was mobbed. There were students packing the floor in the aisles. He did refuse to take questions about politics, though, and nearly ran out the door at the end to avoid them.


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