SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The preparatory committee of the First International Conference on Heritage and Monuments, determined to be held in the city of Karbala, has announced some of the countries attending the conference.
Preparatory committee chairperson Ali Kadhim Sultan said, “More than 40 remarkable figures: academics, archeologists, museum curators, and historians, such as Britain’s Advisor-Minister of Culture Eleanor Robinson, British historian Prof. Paul Collins, curator of a museum – branch of Mesopotamian Monuments – Prof. Dan Lawrence; from Britain, and member of the board of the Archaeological Institute of America Dr. Michael are attending the conference.”
Sultan added that 21 countries including Britain, Spain, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco will participate in the conference.
Sultan said further, “The conference aims to protect Iraq’s monuments that go back thousands of years, and to identify the destruction caused to monuments by ISIS.”
Sultan concluded that the conference, determined to kick off on November 25, 2018 and continue for 2 days, will have activities including research sessions and workshops in which the shrines and monuments, destroyed by ISIS, and graves of imams of the Ahlul-Bayet (Peace Be Upon Them) in Baqi area, Saudi Arabia, will be discussed.
Through this conference, the Imam Hussain Shrine seeks to officially document ISIS’s crimes against the shrines and monuments at the Human Rights Organizations.
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