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In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts

Over 2,000 artefacts, including about 100 that were looted and found abroad went on display in the Basra Museum, the second largest in Iraq.

In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts
People visit one of the three newly opened galleries in southern Iraq's Basra museum on Tuesday.
In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts
Over 2,000 artefacts, including about 100 that were looted and found abroad, were unveiled in Basra museum.
In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts
Located in a former palace of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein.
In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts
The heritage of Iraq, most of which was former Mesopotamia, has paid a heavy price due to the wars that have ravaged the country for nearly four decades.
In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts
100 artefacts -- most of which came from Jordan and the United States -- were given back to Iraq to be displayed in the museum.
In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts
Between 2,000 and 2,500 pieces went on display in the Basra Museum
In pictures: Basra Museum unveils 'looted' artefacts
They date from 6000 BC to 1500 AD.