U.S. Grants $13 Million to Iraq’s Looted National Museum

Travel Blog  •  Valerie Conners  •  10.20.08 | 2:36 PM ET

imageThe grant will be used to rebuild the National Museum and restore its collection, which was looted after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Its estimated that 15,000 artifacts—including priceless items from ancient Mesopotamia—went missing at that time; some 6,000 pieces have since been returned. 

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Photo of Mesopotamian figure by rosemanios via Flickr (Creative Commons).

Tags: Middle East, Iraq

Valerie Conners

Valerie Conners is the senior producer and editor at World Hum.

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