Fwd: RV: Please sign for Baghdad Museum [fwd]

Luisa Martin Rojo luisa.rojo at UAM.ES
Tue Apr 29 16:44:49 UTC 2003


>>
>>
>> > > Petition to safeguard history of mankind
>> >  > This month, April 2003, the (cultural) world was
>> >  > shocked with the savage looting of the Museum of
>> >  > History in Baghdad.
>> >  >
>> >  > The lost material was described as of global
>> >  > significance in the evolution of civilization.
>> >  > A looted vase was found in Uruk, one of the first
>> >  > major urban settlements in southern Mesopotamia and
>> >  > that means in the world. Finding these invaluable
>> >  > objects and getting them presented to us, the
>> >  > inheritors of this civilization, was possible thanks
>> >  > to huge efforts of dedicated excavators since 1840.
>> >  > The loss is comparable to the Mongol invasion and
>> >  > burning of Baghdad in the 13th century.
>> >  > Kofi Annan called it "a wound inflicted on all
>> >  > humankind". This was to a large extent possible
>> >  > because 87 countries did not join the Convention of
>> >  > the UNESCO prohibiting trading with illicit cultural
>> >  > property. Please help pressure these countries to
>> >  > sign, by visiting the site:
>> >  >
>> >  >  http://www.petitiononline.com/stoploot/petition.html
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Met vriendelijke groet/Best wishes,
>> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > Herman de Tollenaere
>> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > My Internet site on Asian history and "new" religions:
>> >
>> > http://www.asianhistory.myweb.nl/
>> >
>> > **********tegen een militaire aanval op Irak: Platform tegen de
>> > Nieuwe Oorlog. Zie http://www.wereldcrisis.nl
>> > ********************************************************
>> >
>> >
>

Luisa Martin Rojo
Depto. de Linguistica, Logica, Lenguas modernas y Filosofia de la Ciencia
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
tel. +34 91 397 87 07
fax.: +34 91 397 44 98


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necesario para, con esos límites, transformarlo y hacer una figura simple y 
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