The Iraq Museum, Baghdad

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The largest museum in the country, The Iraq Museum displays innumerable artifacts dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Across 28 rooms and galleries, the exhibits showcase the development of the people and cutures in this territory, from 10,000 years ago to today. The museum was looted in 2003, when over 500,000 artifacts were plundered, and the site was partially demolished. However, with the help of UNESCO, most of the exhibits were returned, and, after a long renovation, the museum reopened in 2015. Now you can visit and see everything from hunting tools to statues, legal documents, paintings, and much more. Plan to visit The Iraq Museum during your Baghdad vacation using our convenient Baghdad family vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I have been there it was great to discover all this civilization of Mesopotamia and I highly recommend visiting this museum  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    I have visited this museum and thinking it is just another museum I will see. Surprisingly, the Iraqi muswum was a jaw dropping and such awesome time-line themed museum. I can put it at the same posit...  more »
  • April 17, 2017
    Although I have visited the museum on a number of occasions, albeit more than 7 years' ago, what a pleasure it was to revisit the museum and have to stand in a queue, with a couple of hundred schoolch...  more »
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  • May 22, 2017
    Went to that place with my dad, I'm 28 and felt like a kid. It was an experience I won't forget. Highly recommended
  • June 1, 2017
    The National Museum of Iraq is a museum located in Baghdad, Iraq. Also known as the Iraq Museum, it contains precious relics from the Mesopotamian, Babylonian and  Persian civilization. It was looted during and after the 2003 Invasion of Iraq
  • May 17, 2017
    Other then the land mines everywhere and the nonstop threat of being blown up it was nice
  • February 24, 2017
    Great place . If you're interesting about iraqi history especially baghdad history and how they lived in the past. And what there habits and how simple they are . All the history of iraq has made in this little beautiful museum .. u should visit and take some memorable pics .
  • March 27, 2017
    Unique places and amazing.

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