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Day 6 in Iraq

The highlight for me was a personal tour with the Director General of Antiquities of the Chewar Stoon Cave, an ancient temple site. The cave had 4 natural pillar formations inside, but only 1 was intact due to bombing by Saddam. Apparently he thought his enemies were hiding out there. Getting to the cave was quite a long, steep trek, but worth it for the spectacular view from the top.


Day 4 in Iraq

Terry Drayman-Weisser describes the fourth day of her travels to Iraq. She is the director of conservation and technical research, at the Walters Art Museum, and travels to Iraq to assist with conservation efforts there. In 2006, she welcomed conservators from Iraq, as they visited Baltimore to learn about restoring ancient ivories. Now, she’s sharing similar knowledge in Iraq.


Arrival in Iraq

Terry Drayman-Weisser will be a guest blogger during her trip to Iraq. She is the director of conservation and technical research, at the Walters Art Museum, and travels to Iraq to assist with conservation efforts there. The Walters’ conservation laboratory is the third oldest in the U.S. and is known for its high standards in treatment and research.