Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Did Iraqi border police recover museum artifacts yesterday?

Azzamaz reporter Saadoun al-Jaberi is reporting that Iraqi border police have seized 174 items that were looted from the Iraq museum

CPProt is also carrying the same story.

I hope it's true. Unfortunately the article says the recovered pieces include silver bracelets, rings, and chains.

Except for a few large treasures the stolen pieces were: pins, seals, "pottery pieces", pendants, and bronze weapons. Perhaps the pendants were on silver chains? Otherwise I see no correlation between the missing pieces and the smuggled pieces.

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