Saving the Past, for the Future

The Daily Domer Staff | Jan. 12, 2014 | From the New York Times

Michael Fisher '02

In modern Afghanistan, some of the nation's greatest treasures are also the source of ongoing struggles.

At stake? Ancient artifacts in the National Museum of Afghanistan, which has been bombed, pillaged, and raided by the Taliban and warlords for decades.

Now, Michael T. Fisher '02, who studied Arabic at Notre Dame, is leading a team of archaeologists from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute to register and restore every item in the museum's collections, creating a digital record and helping to prevent theft in the future.

Click here to read the New York Times profile of Fisher's work in Afghanistan

 by Daily Domer Staff

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