On 8 October EUAM Iraq Head of Mission Dr. Markus Ritter lectured on protection of cultural heritage at the Bundeskunsthalle (Federal Gallery) in Bonn, Germany. The ongoing exhibition in the gallery is called ‘’From Mosul to Palmyra, a virtual journey through the World’s Cultural Heritage. It invites visitors to embark on a journey through time and space. Mosul, Aleppo, Palmyra, Leptis Magna -the names of the historical cities resonate as symbols of the fabled cultural heritage of ancient civilisations. The exhibition includes virtual reconstructions, animations and giant screen to bring the ruined cities back to life.
Dr. Ritter spoke to the audience about the current situation in Iraq, the Mission’s mandate and efforts to protect the cultural heritage in the country.
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