Twenty years after the US invasion, where are Iraq’s antiquities?
Sgt4succsess SMACIN GRACEFULL TEAM Twenty years after the US invasion, where are Iraq’s antiquities? Thousands of artefacts are being shipped back to Iraq, but many more were taken during the post-invasion looting. ADVERTISEMENT Baghdad, Iraq – Entering the Iraq National Museum in the centre of the capital Baghdad feels like travelling thousands of years back in time. Beyond the gates lives the legacy of Mesopotamia with its Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Akkadian civilisations. ADVERTISEMENT But while the sculptures are impressive, they’re just a small part of Iraq’s ancient heritage – one that has been devastated by years of destruction and looting. It is an issue the Iraqi state has been working to correct. ADVERTISEMENT The years following the United States’ invasion of Iraq in 2003 saw large numbers of antiquities stolen, both from museums, such as t