Search

US Army to revive specialist unit devoted to protecting cultural sites, antiquities

It’s no secret that the war-ravaged nations where American soldiers have been enmeshed in conflict for nearly two decades are home to many of civilization’s oldest and most prized antiquities and cultural treasures.


But in the heat of battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, how are troops to know whether they are taking their positions behind mounds of insignificant rubble or inside the precious remains of a 3,000-year-old temple complex?


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/arts/design/new-monuments-men.html

Recent Posts

See All

 © 2020 George Wright Society
 info@georgewright.org

 

  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon