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Tehran Times dedica primera página a ensayo sobre ideas de Báez

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El Tehran Times, en un texto de Hamid Golpira, ha sorprendido con una nota
sobre saqueo cultural y considera a Fernando Báez como la máxima autoridad mundial sobre el tema


A war on the past, present, and future
By Hamid Golpira

The Iraq war is actually a war against the past, present, and future.

It is a war against the past because the occupiers are implementing a program of cultural destruction.

Iraq is one of the cradles of world civilization.

And much of the world’s cultural heritage has been lost as a result of the war.

The most egregious example of this was the looting of the National Museum of Iraq after the fall of Baghdad in 2003.

Venezuelan writer Fernando Baez called it the worst act of cultural destruction to befall Iraq since 1258, which was the year Hulegu Khan and the Mongolians conquered Baghdad, destroyed the Abbasid caliphate and burned its capital, killed 200,000 to 500,000 residents of the city, destroyed the libraries of Baghdad, including the Grand Library of Baghdad, whi…