BARDSQUILL: heyyyy, boy am I scratchin my head over the looting of the museums
Alchemike: americans proly took the stuff...
BARDSQUILL: I am seeing CNN reports that the looting of hundreds of thousands of artifacts from the Baghdad Museum in a matter of HOURS. Doesn´t make sense!
BARDSQUILL: including works secreted in vaults prior to the invasion. Anybody have photos of immense hordes doing this? All of which could have been prevented, as requested by a single tank positioned at the main entrance...
BARDSQUILL: Mosul now too
BARDSQUILL: Wonder what's going on at Uruk and Ur?
Alchemike: do you remember what area of the country was being rebuilt by saddam???
Alchemike: the ishtar gate...
Alchemike: the hanging gardens...
Alchemike: wonder what the status of that is...
BARDSQUILL: We have a trickling of information about the "Babylonian Ark" and more
Translated version of http://assyriologie.uni-hd.de/assur.htm
BARDSQUILL: Mostly German archaeologists
BARDSQUILL: Can you reach William Henry?
Alchemike: what should i ask will if i get him?
BARDSQUILL: dunno just copy-paste some of the stuff above and ask him who's got the artifacts.
Alchemike: i'll do it...
BARDSQUILL: Don't understand how 200,000 artifacts, much vaulted away, can go zap in two hours
BARDSQUILL: Here's a reference:
Independent Media Center - webcast news
Alchemike: yea...got it
Alchemike: whole thing reminjds of tolkien
Alchemike: wrent the orks also called uruk???
Alchemike: or something like that???
BARDSQUILL: Museum had more than art, had thousands of cuneiform tablets, even anunnaki tech like the infamous Baghdad battery, more
BARDSQUILL: lost that huge queen's helmet
BARDSQUILL: all this stuff gone:
Alchemike: i know...it is a total disaster
Alchemike: but ya never know...maybe some of the good guys got some
Alchemike: whole situation is fubar
BARDSQUILL: some of that stuff would require cranes and forklifts
BARDSQUILL: The Temple of Nimrud sculptures, Assyrian
SIDE NOTE: Exhibit on Nazi Art Looting Canceled January 29 2003
The Art Institute of Chicago has canceled an exhibit on the history of Nazi art looting, the museum announced