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 Iraqi museum is one of the world's finest museums, with antiques and collectibles that offer the world's oldest human civilization.
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  • It is difficult to express as there is to visit and the quality of the pieces of this museum. Open except Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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  • Such a great place to visit. I spent an ages reading about Mesopotamia and Sumerian. Today I was in this museum and shocked with content in it. Such great species from 100000 B.C collection presented in this place. It gives you such clear and rich content about the past with evidence from Iraq Mesopotamia, Red Sea and Iraq historical events. I do recommend this place for all to visit it’s worth it.
  • Amazing experience to go through on Baghdad, however there's little care of the place and halls, often you see visitors touching the antiques without any supervision, children yelling and carelessly running around the halls But the historical value is amazing and a must visit if you are in Baghdad Keep in mind that there are a lot of sections/halls, so it may take you more than one visit to fully experience the museum
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