Col. Matthew Bogdanos, who received the National Humanities Medal from US president George W. Bush for helping recover more than 6,000 of Iraq’s ancient artifacts in eight countries.
(photo credit: MATTHEW BOGDANOS)
Thus far, 2015 has not been a particularly good year for the Middle East.In addition to burning, beheading, publicly hanging and burying people alive, soldiers of Islamic State have drastically altered the archeological and cultural heritage landscape of the region.
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