Monday, March 14, 2011

RIP Donny George

RIP Donnie George Youkhanna

Donnie George Passes Away
by Peter Tompa

Donnie George, the former director of the Iraq Museum, has passed away. See

He was a somewhat controversial figure; hero to archaeologists, but he was
also subject to criticism for his past service for Saddam Hussein's
government and views on collectors. Sadly, although he lived long enough to
see peace return to Iraq, the country was not safe enough for him to return
to the land from which he was exiled, and, if anything, the fate of both his
beloved Iraqi archaeology and Assyrian Christian community remain in doubt.

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