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Iraqi antiquities also victims of war

The U.S. invasion in Iraq had a profound impact on the country’s archaeological heritage. Major archaeological sites were looted and museums displaying the country’s rich heritage were forced to close. A decade after the invasion, many of the items stolen from the country have still not been returned. One Iraqi-American family based here in Chicago found itself in a unique position to help safeguard some of the country’s important sites right after the invasion. They have continued to work to ensure that the country’s antiquities stay in Iraq. Iraqi-American Nader Hindo, director of Neareast Resources, tells us what it's meant, as an Iraqi, to be able to help protect his country's rich cultural heritage.

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