Accession Number: C.2013.229.1
Dimensions: 3 in X 9 ¾ in X 4 ¾ in
Dimensions (Metric): 7.62 cm X 22.86 cm X 10.16 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Dominic Di-Natale, World Affairs Contributor, Fox News Channel
Adobe-colored masonry brick stamped in the center with raised letters "K" and "I." Cement unevenly coats the brick.
Eluding capture, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his family had been living in a safe house in Pakistan for several years before he was killed in 2011. Local authorities razed the compound in February 2012. Before the complex was completely demolished, journalist Dominic Di-Natale chiseled a brick from the house’s foundation as a souvenir. A correspondent with Fox News then based in the capital city of Islamabad, Di-Natale had been reporting on the War on Terror and the international manhunt for bin Laden.