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The looting of Baghdad Museum in the wake of the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime on April 9th resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of objects, though some were being returned by the end of the month. (News).

The looting of Baghdad Museum in the wake of the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime on April 9th resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of objects, though some were being returned by the end of the month. International efforts to prevent an illicit trade in looted antiquities were to be coordinated by the British Museum. Donny George, director of the Baghdad Museum, issued an initial list of some of the most prominent lost items. These include the Warka Vase of 3100 BC; gold decoration from the reconstructed lyre of Ur; the Lion of Nimrud (Phoenician, 850 BC); the cire-perdu statue of King Entemena of Lagash (c. 2400 BC); a seated copper figure of King Naram-Sin of Akkad (2250 BC), as well as Parthian and Islamic treasures. (April 30th).

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