The Nimrud Rescue Project

  title={The Nimrud Rescue Project},
  author={Jessica S. Johnson and Zaid Mohammed Ghazi and Katharyn Hanson and Brian Michael Lione and Kent Severson},
  journal={Studies in Conservation},
  pages={P160 - P165}
ABSTRACT The Nimrud Rescue Project is a collaborative project to recover fragments of Neo-Assyrian sculptures bombed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015–2016, and to develop a long-term plan for the preservation and use of the site and its architectural remains through capacity-building and support of Iraqi heritage professionals. The Smithsonian Institution has been working with colleagues from the Nineveh Provincial Office of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage… 



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