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