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Nicolas Postgate has asked me to forward these messages of his to the list: 1. Looted sculptures I mentioned that the repatriation of two pieces of sculpture looted from Iraq and reclaimed in London has been delayed by referral to the Sanctions Committee. I am now happy to report that on February 28th the committee has signed a letter authorizing their return to Iraq. 2. Visit of Iraqi archaeologists Members of CASI may be interested to hear that 6 archaeologists from Iraq will be attending a conference at the British Museum next week (11-13th March) on the excavations at the ancient Assyrian capital city of Nimrud, not far south-east of Mosul. Iraqi archaeologists in the 1980s discovered the tombs of three Assyrian queens still packed with gold and other treasures, and since then have made other important discoveries at the site. The co-operation of the Foreign Office made it possible to secure prior clearance for their visas and they have therefore been able to travel through Amman and on to London without undue delay. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk