TWO ITALIAN CARABINIERI GUARD ANCIENT NIMROD TREASURES AS THE BAGHDAD
MUSEUM RE-OPENS BRIEFLY.
Two Italian carabinieri guard golden objects, part of the ancient
Nimrud treasures July 3, 2003 as the Baghdad museum briefly re-opens.
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 date back to 900 BC
consisting in gold artefacts and precious gems have not been seen since
the early 1990's. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti