Iraq’s treasure trove national museum reopens
"We want to make our museum a place which will be at the forefront of international museums."
- Qahtan Abbas, tourism and antiquities minister
Baghdad, Iraq - The Iraq Museum reopened almost six years after its ancient treasures were looted in the chaotic aftermath of the US-led invasion.
With its polished marble floors, glass display cases filled with gold coins, pottery and jewellery, and freshly painted pale blue walls, the Baghdad museum is again home to a wealth of artefacts, some dating back thousands of years.