Following the request of Iraq's Ministry of Culture, a working group for the archaeological site of Babylon was created in June 2005. Its aim is to study the damage caused by the installation of a military base on this exceptional site in April 2003.

This third meeting of experts will address the progress achieved following the previous session held in Berlin in December 2005. This falls within the framework of the preparation of an evaluation report by the Iraqi State Board of Heritage and Antiquities as well as by other international institutions.

The conclusions of this ad hoc group of experts on Babylon, will be presented to the International Co-ordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq.

Monday 12th November 14.30 - 18.30, Room XIV

Private meeting