The Iraq War & Archaeology
Reviewed Articles Archive Sixty-Seven: First 1/2 of January 2006





This is the sixty-seventh archive of the reviewed articles of The Iraq War & Archaeology web site.


Francis Deblauwe, Ph.D.




The articles and other information are listed chronologically, most recent first.
Almost all are accessible for free (or after a free registration) on the internet.  Each time, I try to draw attention to the most relevant tidbits of information, esp. things that were not mentioned before; occasionally, I provide some comment.  The usual warning applies: many links become defective with time.  Inclusion in the list does not in any way mean that I necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in an article.  But for a few exceptions, the occasional photos and figures accompanying reviewed articles are just hotlinked images on other web sites, in other words: do not download them or request permission to publish them from me, for I do not own the copyright to them in any way!  Please do contact the rightful owners if you would like to use them for publication purposes. Finally, for the sake of convenience, all articles and so on are assumed to have been published on US web sites unless indicated otherwise.


  • B. Padden, "Historic Iraqi City Hopes To Become Tourist Destination," in Voice of America, with online video, January 11, 2006: "Kanan Mufti, director for antiquities in the western Kurdish region, ... 'In my opinion Irbil and the citadel will become a center of cultural and intellectual exchange among different people, and not only for intellectuals and tourists but also for archeologists.' In the future, he adds, he hopes to relocate the refugees and restore the citadel's historic prominence."

    Photo: "Kanan Mufti"
  • 1-1-06 (photo: Iraqi landscape, by Mathieu Ossendrijver)


This site is edited by Belgian archaeologist Francis Deblauwe, Ph.D., living in Streamwood, Illinois (USA), who is affiliated with Archaeos, Inc., and a research associate of the University of Vienna (Austria).