Thieves of Baghdad
Evening Lecture and Annual Loren Eiseley Society Dinner
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 6:00 pm
In 2003, following the pillaging of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, the United States dispatched a highly specialized multi-agency task force to the site to determine what happened and how to recover as many stolen artifacts as possible. U.S. Marine Colonel and New York Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos, who holds a master’s degree in Classics from Columbia University, volunteered to lead that investigation. Colonel Bogdanos describes his team’s recovery of thousands of history’s most priceless antiquities, details the ongoing efforts of the international community, and exposes the black market in stolen antiquities that is funding terrorism in Iraq and elsewhere.
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