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George Richards

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.

The antiquities looting crisis in the Middle East

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.

King Tut and the secrets of the hidden chambers

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.

The future of ancient sites in the Middle East