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.
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People visit one of the three newly opened galleries in southern Iraq's Basra museum on Tuesday.
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Over 2,000 artefacts, including about 100 that were looted and found abroad, were unveiled in Basra museum.
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Located in a former palace of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein.
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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.
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100 artefacts -- most of which came from Jordan and the United States -- were given back to Iraq to be displayed in the museum.
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Between 2,000 and 2,500 pieces went on display in the Basra Museum
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They date from 6000 BC to 1500 AD.

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