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Iraq’s treasure trove national museum reopens

by Pat Coate | February 24, 2009
"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.

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