Dr.Donny George

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Donny George – October 23, 1950 March 11

2011) was an Assyrian archaeologist, anthropologist, author, curator, and scholar, who was a visiting Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University in New York. He was internationally known as the man who saved the Iraq National Museum. Dr. George became the international face of the plight of ancient sites and artifacts in Iraq, many of which were stolen or destroyed since the beginning of the 2003 Iraq War.He was instrumental in recovering over half of the 15,000 Mesopotamia artifacts looted from the National Museum in Baghdad during the American-led invasion of Iraq. A majority of the artifacts date back to 6,000 years from the ancient empires of Assyria and Babylonia, He died on 11 March 2011 as a result of a heart attack while he was traveling via Toronto Pearson International Airport, He will forever remain an Assyrian Hero, My deepest condolences to his family and the Assyrian nation, May his soul rest in peace

13 / 03 / 2018
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