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April 28th, 2008
07:58 PM ET

Relics of the Ancient World

While discussing Tuesday's show, before we settled on a Shoutout concerning China's Great Wall, we debated asking something about Mesopotamia.  Now part of Iraq, this ancient region is known as a "cradle of civilization" because it's where one of the world's first civilizations developed.

So the Arwa Damon report about Iraq's recovered antiques (which included tablets dating back to the second millennium B.C.) was fascinating to me.  Maybe you've been to the Smithsonian; maybe you've been to the Louvre.  Both of these renowned museums contain artifacts that could never be replaced; they're like world family heirlooms.  So you can understand why it's so important to Iraqis and the rest of us that the recovered relics of the ancient world be preserved, even if they can't yet be displayed publicly.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. :)

    Maybe something that is common today would be something precious in the future-like......my textbook! 😀

    May 5, 2008 at 8:14 am |
  2. = )

    ha ha ur soo funny.

    May 5, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  3. Tiffany

    Yeah! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    May 20, 2008 at 4:02 am |
  4. Anna-Lise

    Makes you think 'bout life back then, huh, Carl?

    ps: u rock!

    June 8, 2008 at 9:59 pm |