Monday 25 April 2011

Iraq Museum, the Donny George Gallery

It is reported that the Antiquities Department of Iraq has announced that Baghdad Museum will be re-opening soon, and when it does it will have a special gallery to house thousands of artefacts that were retrieved following the museum’s looting shortly after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. One room will be dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Donny George. The department’s spokesperson, Abdulzahra al-Talaqani,
said the museum received recently 32 more stolen items from Syria. More than 750 pieces have been handed to the Museum by the Syrian authorities so far. Jordan has sent back to Iraq 2,466 stolen pieces. More artifacts were recovered in the U.S., Holland, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Peru.
Shaymaa Adel, 'Iraq Museum to devote special hall to artifacts recovered after looting', Azzaman, April 25, 2011.

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