Ambassador Sumaida’ie Speaks on Iraq’s Cultural Heritage

H.E. Samir Shakir Mahmoud Sumaida’ie, Ambassador of Iraq, speaks about Iraq’s rich and long history and the themes of continuity and change in its culture at the re-opening of the exhibition Iraq’s Ancient Past at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The forging of “national character,” the nation’s self-image, and the importance¬†of cultural heritage in Iraqi national identity, is considered.