Wednesday, April 05, 2006

U.S. Accused of Damaging Kish

An Iraqi ministry has accused American forces of damaging Kish, a 5,000 year old site 60 miles south of Baghdad. As the U.S. forces set up a camp, near Hillah, they prevented anyone from entering the important archaeological site to assess the damage (which was not specified). This reminds us of the problem of U.S. troops using the ancient city of Babylon as a base last year. The U.S. Military has responded that all earth moving has been halted and that all engineering work was discussed with the head of the Babylon museum.

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