George Richards

George Richards is a senior fellow at Iraq Heritage specialising in the protection of intangible cultural heritage, and has led a number of ethnographic field expeditions in the Middle East, including in Iraq and Syria, to protect and preserve the intangible cultural heritage.

Arts & Culture

The antiquities looting crisis in the Middle East

The ease of archaeological discoveries in the Middle East is exploited by black-market dealers, criminal gangs and ISIL.

Arts & Culture

King Tut and the secrets of the hidden chambers

With most other tombs looted in antiquity by grave-robbers, the prospect of finding new treasure is tantalising.

War & Conflict

The future of ancient sites in the Middle East

The engagement of local communities is integral to the protection of cultural heritage in Syria, Iraq, and beyond.