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Dr. Donny George Sheds Light on Ransacking of Antiquities During US Invasion

On the morning of April 8, 2003, Dr. Donny George awoke to the sound of bombs exploding in the city of Baghdad as US forces invaded. He rushed to the Iraqi National Museum, where he was director, and together with the chair of the museum’s board and some staff, he hunkered down behind locked doors to keep watch over the museum’s antiquities.