Artefacts restored in the National Museum of Baghdad


So few ordinary people were allowed into the National Museum in Baghdad that it was nicknamed "Saddam's Shop" while the former Iraqi ruler was in power.

After the US invasion, thousands of priceless treasures were looted and all of the galleries were badly damaged.

Many of the artefacts have now been recovered and several of the galleries have been restored. It is hoped that the museum might soon be opened to the public.

Jiyar Gol of the BBC's Persian TV has gained rare access to the galleries to witness work of restoration and recovery.

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