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The E-Sylum:  Volume 8, Number 1, January 2, 2005, Article 3

ANS COLLECTS NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS FOR IRAQ MUSEUM 

  Chris Fuccione forwarded the following information
  about a project sponsored by the American Numismatic
  Society:

  "It has been well over a year since the Iraq Museum 
  was looted in the aftermath of the fall of Saddam 
  Hussein's regime. Thankfully, the museum's collection
  of some 100,000 coins miraculously escaped when 
  lootersó who somehow had keys to cabinets where the 
  collection was stored, dropped them in the dark and 
  confusion. Unfortunately, the museum's offices and 
  other parts of the collection were not so lucky.   
  While the initial reports of looting were exaggerated,
  the museum really did suffer some serious losses.   

  Academics with an interest in the Middle East have 
  since pleaded for international assistance to restore
  the Iraq Museum, and a cadre of young Iraqi scholars 
  has been recruited to make help make this dream become
  a reality.   These Iraqi scholars can particularly use
  help in rebuilding the institution's collection of 
  reference materials.   For that reason, the ANS asks 
  its members and other interested parties to donate 
  numismatic books to be sent to Iraq for use at the 
  Museum.   Even before the war, the Museum's reference
  materials on coins were seriously lacking.   Copies 
  of major references for coins found in the area will
  thus be of immense help to the museum staff which 
  now includes at least one young woman training as a
  numismatist. 

  Book donations can be sent to:

  The American Numismatic Society
  C/O   Joanne Isaac
  96 Fulton Street
  New York, NY 10038

  [The web site contains a list of references of 
  particular interest to the Iraq Museum. 
  amnumsoc.org/iraqmuseumrestor.htm
  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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