Iraq Museum Still Too Damaged to Reopen

Iraq Museum Still Too Damaged to Reopen
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A man breaks into tears during a visit to the Assyrian gallery when it reopened briefly to display the Nimrud treasure on July 3, 2003.

One of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century, the gold jewelry and other precious items excavated in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud were found safe in a vault under the Central Bank in Baghdad in June 2003.

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