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11 Parthian statues lost in looting of Baghdad museum

 

 

30 April 2003

 

 

The first authoritative list of the treasures that were stolen or destroyed in the chaos that followed the fall of Baghdad emerged yesterday, as experts from the world's great museums poured scorn on the Americans for the catastrophe.

Among the thousands of artefacts looted from the Iraqi national museum in Baghdad - which holds the world's greatest collection were 11 statues and heads of statues discovered in the Iranian city of Hatra (now in modern Iraq) belong to the Parthian dynasty (248 BCE-224 CE).

 

 

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