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Reviving culture in post-conflict Iraq

18 June 2019

Dr Mehiyar Kathem (UCL History) says Islamic State destroyed Mosul University Library and desecrated ancient statues in an attempt to “totally eliminate any notion of historical identity”. He is involved in getting cultural institutions together to meet Iraq’s cultural needs.

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