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Helping to preserve Iraqi cultural heritage

The British Museum has been, and still is, at the forefront in informing the public about the current situation and reminding its visitors of the importance of Iraq’s archaeological and historical legacy.

Iraq project
There is a pressing need for action to protect and preserve Iraqi cultural heritage, particularly conservation work on sites, monuments and material in museums and libraries. Since 2003 the Museum has been actively engaged in providing our Iraqi colleagues, at their request, with as much conservation, archaeological and curatorial assistance as it can reasonably provide:

Latest update

In February 2009 a further inspection of Babylon was carried out on behalf of UNESCO.
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