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Zahi Hawass urges military action to save Iraq's ancient sites
Zahi Hawass urges military action to save Iraq's ancient sites

If it were up to Zahi Hawass, international boots would be on the ground in Iraq, assigned to guard or rescue winged divinities and other relics of ancient Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon that have fallen in harm's way because of the religious fanaticism of Islamic State. Hawass, the flamboyant former chief of antiquities in Egypt, is known for taking — his critics would say hogging — the spotlight in television specials about mummies, pyramids and King Tut. Now he says it's urgent that he and other lovers of the ancient past try to seize the spotlight on behalf of civilizations that sometimes were adversaries of his beloved Pharaohs but whose endangered relics are...

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