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Social Studies Middle School

U.S. Military Preserves Historic Sites in Ancient Mesopotamia

War time chaos often puts cultural heritage at risk with looting and pillaging of historic artifacts. This radio story tells of an unusual partnership between two groups: the military and archaeologists. They are working together to educate soldiers in order to help protect cultural heritage and artifacts in war zones in Iraq, and other nearby countries. It’s a modern-day story of protecting artifacts in war zones and is tied to the many ancient artifacts that have been lost over the centuries.

Ancient Civilization Ancient Middle East Geography Middle East

Story Length: 4:45

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War News Radio, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 03/19/2010

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