Donnie George, the former director of the Iraq Museum, has passed away. See
He was a somewhat controversial figure; hero to archaeologists, but he was also subject to criticism for his past service for Saddam Hussein's government and views on collectors. Sadly, although he lived long enough to see peace come to Iraq, the country was not safe enough for him to return to the land from which he was exiled, and, if anything, the fate of both his beloved Iraqi archaeology and Assyrian Christian community remain in doubt.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Donnie George Passes Away
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 8:40 AM
Labels: Donnie George, Iraq
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