Posted by Tiglath from 162.c.010.mel.iprimus.net.au (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 10:37AM :
An emotional Iraqi man bursts into tears as he visit the Assyrian gallery July 3, 2003 during a brief re-opening of the Baghdad museum to display the 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 date back to 900 BC consisting in gold artifacts and precious gems have not been seen since the early 1990's. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti
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