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Iranian Heritage Damaged During the US Invasion of Iraq

 

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Parthian Dynasty

 12 October 2003

 

 

A report on emergency conservation needs at Baghdad’s National Museum has concluded that the damage caused by the war was “substantial”, primarily to ivory, stone and ceramic objects. 

 

Among the items in the Baghdad Museum that a British Museum report singles out for urgent conservation or packing away for future work are three marble Parthian statues that were toppled during the looting.

 

One of Poseidon was broken into many pieces and the other two are less severely damaged.

 

 

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