23 August, 2014 / Shawwal 26, 1435

The National Museum of Iraq is located in Bagdad, containing precious relics from Mesopotamian civilisation.

Owing to the archaeological treasures of Mesopotamia, its collected works are considered to be of great importance to the world. The British correlation with the museum and with Iraq has resulted in demonstrations in both English and Arabic. It contains essential artifacts from the over 5,000 year long history of Mesopotamia in 28 galleries and vaults.

These comprise art and artifacts from ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Chaldean civilizations. The museum also has galleries devoted to collections of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Arabian art and artifacts.

A statue of King Gudea, ensi (ruler) of Lagash.
A statue of King Gudea, ensi (ruler) of Lagash.
A woman looks at a statue of Ur-Nammu (2111 to 2094 BC)
A woman looks at a statue of Ur-Nammu (2111 to 2094 BC)
A woman stands next to an Assyrian statue inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad
A woman stands next to an Assyrian statue inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad
A woman stands next to an Assyrian statue inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
A woman stands next to an Assyrian statue inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
A man walks past a Babylonian period artifact inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
A man walks past a Babylonian period artifact inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
People look at artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
People look at artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
Men look at artefacts inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: SOCIETY)
Men look at artefacts inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: SOCIETY)
A man walks past artifacts inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
A man walks past artifacts inside the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
A man walks past artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
A man walks past artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
People look at a limestone statue, dating back to the second and third century AD.
People look at a limestone statue, dating back to the second and third century AD.
A woman walks past a statue of a lion, which dates back to the Assyrian period in the second millennium BC
A woman walks past a statue of a lion, which dates back to the Assyrian period in the second millennium BC
A woman walks past artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad April 8, 2013.
A woman walks past artifacts at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad April 8, 2013.

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S. A. M.
Apr 11, 2013 10:52am
Great sharing Dawn. You could give us the details of the works of art without giving reference to 'man looking at...., woman passing by....., people looking at ..... perhaps it was an attempt to relate the history with present times that man has not changed!