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Commentary: Desert Treasures

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Commentary: Desert Treasures

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Commentary: Desert Treasures

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Commentator Craig Childs says the looting of Iraq's museums makes him wonder whether ancient artifacts would be better off undiscovered. Despite our best efforts to preserve these items, Childs claims they are fragments of a "vanishing civilization" that will inevitably slip through our fingers.