Saturday, March 12, 2011

RIP Dr. Donny George Youkhanna

Dr. Donny George Youkhanna died suddenly yesterday, March 11, in Toronto.

Donny George was an Iraqi archaeologist and professor who was the director of the National Museum in Iraq at the time of the U.S. invasion in2003. He was often called "the man who saved the Iraqi National Museum" due to his incredibly brave and selfless attempts to protect the museum from looters. His tireless efforts to recover the stolen artifacts made him the international face of the plight of archaeological sites and museums across Iraq. His passion, good-heartedness, and contribution to these issues will be sorely missed.

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