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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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  • 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 »
  • The newly restored museum has some wonderful artifacts. Well laid out exhibits, the building itself is very large with room to grow  more »
  • Feels like carefully and lovingly Museum staff treat their exhibits. Tremendous work and patience
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Other then the land mines everywhere and the nonstop threat of being blown up it was nice
  • 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 .
  • Unique places and amazing.

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