Plundered Art: Iraq Museum Reopens
Iraq Museum Opens Boxes After Persian Gulf War
After ten years, a museum in Baghdad reopens with prized antiquities
by David Johnson
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The institution's vast and varied collection had been packed in crates and hidden in various secret locations to prevent damage by bombs or looting. The museum is now displaying some smuggled items that have been recovered, including statues and engraved jars retrieved from Switzerland.