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Faces in the Stone. Rock Art in the Duhok Region (Kurdistan Region of Iraq)

A Seriously Threatened Cultural Heritage

Daniele Morandi Bonacossi    Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    

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abstract

The Iraqi Duhok Region has a millenary history and encompasses an extraordinary heritage. Regrettably, since 2000, we have witnessed an increase in criminal acts perpetrated against the Assyrian and Neo-Assyrian rock reliefs scattered along the valley. Damages to these sculptures vary from spray-painting to demolition attempts. The challenging situation calls for the direct involvement of the centralised Government to ensure both control and protection of the region and effective initiatives of awareness-raising among the local communities.

Pubblicato
31 Marzo 2021
Presentato
18 Gennaio 2021
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-518-6
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-517-9

Keywords: IraqThreatReliefsVandalismHeritage

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