The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (HM27ZP)

Location: London, England WC2N 5NJ Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.49', W 0° 7.722'

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Mayor of London
The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist
Michael Rakowitz
b. 1973, New York

In 2006 Michael Rakowitz started his project The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist to recreate over 7,000 archaeological artefacts looted from the Iraq Museum during the war or destroyed elsewhere. One of these was the Lamassu, a winged deity. It guarded Nergal Gate at the entrance to the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, near modern-day Mosul, Iraq, in c700 B.C. until 2015 when it was destroyed by ISIS.
The Lamassu, which had the same footprint as the Fourth Plinth, is made of empty Iraqi date syrup cans, representative of a once-renowned industry decimated by the Iraq Wars. Rebuilding the Lamassu means it can symbolically continue as guardian of a city's past, present and future. The inscription written on the Lamassu reads: 'Sennacherib, king of the world, king of Assyria, had the inner and outer wall of Nineveh built anew and raised as high as mountains'
Unveiled 28 March 2018
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
This is the 12th commission in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth Programme,
the most talked about public art prize in the world.
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HM NumberHM27ZP
Year Placed2018
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699250 N 5710246
Decimal Degrees51.50816667, -0.12870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.49', W 0° 7.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 29.4" N, 0° 7' 43.32" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near A4, London England WC2N 5NJ, GB
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