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Open for Tourism?

Feb 24th, 2009 | By

Yesterday the National Museum in Baghdad re-opened after six years of closure. After the invasion in 2003, there were exaggerated reports of the museum being ransacked whilst US troops were nearby. It appears 15,000 artifacts out of hundreds of thousands were removed, some, it is thought, as a result of organised crime. Items turned up in the Philippines, Syria, Jordan, Peru and even on e-bay.Now with a lot of Italian and US assistance, 8 out of the 26 halls have been reopened. But there are
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