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