Lack of funds hinders Iraqi museum

Baghdad museum struggles to preserve and display artifacts looted and recovered after 2003 invasion.

Iraq hunts down looted antiquities

While Iraq is often described by historians as the “cradle of civilisation”, many of its ancient treasures were looted in the chaos following the US-led invasion in 2003.

For the past few years, Iraq has been working on recovering its stolen treasures. This month alone, the Iraqi museum in Baghdad, the capital, took back more than a 1,000 artifacts.

However, the museum face many challenges in preserving the recovered pieces.

There has been a lack of funding from the government and half of the museum’s galleries remain inaccessible to the public.  

Rawya Rageh reports from Baghdad.

Source: Al Jazeera

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