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 your The Iraq Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Baghdad using our Baghdad trip planner .
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  • The museum has two floors there are halls, Ashur, sumer, herta, Babylon and many others very interesting which show history of earliest humanity  more »
  • I visit this museum and it was such a great experience. It was educational, interesting and fun tour. The stuff were so friendly and helpful. I recommend it to all. One of the best things to do in Bag...  more »
  • I have been there it was great to discover all this civilization of Mesopotamia and I highly recommend visiting this museum  more »
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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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