Year:2021   Volume: 3   Issue: 4   Area: Historical Studies

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Dhilal Jawad Kadhim YASSIN & Mohammed Kamail GHAITH


The issue of the loss of antiquities is one of the important geopolitical issues that began to take high-level local, regional and international attention as well as highlighting the most important geopolitical repercussions that resulted from the theft of Iraqi antiquities at the political, economic and social level. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the importance of antiquities as a tourism, economic and historical resource for the state, as well as highlighting the strengths and weaknesses in managing the file of theft. And the loss of antiquities, as well as trying to find out which countries were recovering artifacts from. The problem of antiquities is a complex problem with deep roots that cannot be treated easily, as there are many proposals and solutions in order to treat the theft and loss of antiquities, but most of these solutions are patchwork solutions on paper only and have not been applied on the ground, and there are many Arab and international experiences to manage The file of effects, but most of these experiences cannot be applied to Iraq due to the difference in the geographical characteristics of each country from Iraq, and the success of the experience of a particular country does not necessarily mean success in another country due to the different geographical, political, economic and social data for each country

Keywords: Implications, Geopolitics, Loss of Iraqi Antiquities