From Savage Minds, I have upsetting news of an archaeologist who has been kidnapped in Iraq,

“Susanne Osthoff, a German archaeologist who has worked since the invasion to document looted and damaged sites in Iraq, and to deliver humanitarian aid for a German relief agency, has been kidnapped, along with her driver. Saving Antiquities For Everyone (SAFE), with whom Osthoff was working, has a petition/show of support that you can sign onto (in left-hand column).”

Also, Francis Deblauwe adds, “There is also another online petition by BAJR. For continuous updates on the situation, see The Iraq War Archaeology site.”

I hope for her safe return.

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