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The Treasure Hunter

John Russell is a real-life Indiana Jones, out to protect Iraq's ancient artifacts from looters.

By Andrew Lawler
April 4, 2004

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Who mourns Nineveh? The ancient Israelites celebrated the destruction of Assyria's capital city more than 2,500 years ago, and then what still remained was left vulnerable to vandals and thieves under the rule of Saddam Hussein and during the US invasion of Iraq. But John Russell, a Boston archeologist and art historian who has shed tears for Mesopotamia's great, threatened ... (Full Article: 983 Words)

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