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maarnayeri:

Iraqi student Zeidoun Alkinani protesting the posession of ancient Iraqi artifacts by Germans at the Babylonian Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum of Berlin.
Prior to World War I, German archaeologists excavated large numbers of ancient artifacts across what is today Iraq and shipped them to Germany as part of a larger phenomenon of cultural pillage by European archaeologists across the Middle East that continued for decades.
In 2002, Iraqi officials asked for the return of the Gate, to no avail. A year later, the U.S. invaded the country.
via The Ajam Media Collective

maarnayeri:

Iraqi student Zeidoun Alkinani protesting the posession of ancient Iraqi artifacts by Germans at the Babylonian Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum of Berlin.

Prior to World War I, German archaeologists excavated large numbers of ancient artifacts across what is today Iraq and shipped them to Germany as part of a larger phenomenon of cultural pillage by European archaeologists across the Middle East that continued for decades.

In 2002, Iraqi officials asked for the return of the Gate, to no avail. A year later, the U.S. invaded the country.

via The Ajam Media Collective

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— 8 months ago with 11966 notes
likeafieldmouse:

Alessandro Piangiamore - Untitled (2010) - Coral and postcard on pedestal

likeafieldmouse:

Alessandro Piangiamore - Untitled (2010) - Coral and postcard on pedestal

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— 10 months ago with 20624 notes
weissesrauschen:

Richard Long - A Line Made by Walking 1967

weissesrauschen:

Richard Long - A Line Made by Walking 1967

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— 11 months ago with 266 notes
euo:

Tracy Emin I listen to the ocean and all I hear is you

euo:

Tracy Emin
I listen to the ocean and all I hear is you

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— 11 months ago with 25778 notes