AN IRAQI WOMAN WALKS IN FRONT OF ASSYRIAN MURAL SCULPTURES AS BAGHDAD
MUSEUM RE-OPENS BRIEFLY.
An Iraqi woman walks in front of Assyrian mural sculptures July 3, 2003 as
the Baghdad museum briefly re-opens to display ancient Nimrud treasures. One
of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century, the Nimrud
treasures - excavated in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud near present
day Mosul - was found safe and undamaged in a Baghdad bank vault earlier
this week. The Nimrud treasures, which date back to 900 BC and consist of
gold artefacts and precious gems have not been seen since the early 1990's.