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Looting Iraq: Past and Present Museum Director inspects the damage April 12, 2003 Museum worker, April 12, 2003 The British Museum Musée du Louvre Clay proto-cuneiform tablet with early pictographic writing, end of the 4 th millennium B.C.

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Looting Iraq:

Past and Present

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The British Museum

Musée du Louvre

Clay proto-cuneiform tablet with early pictographic writing, end of the 4th millennium B.C.

Baked clay foundation cone with cuneiform writing, end of the 3rd millennium B.C.

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Uruk III (c. 3200-3000 BC)

Various examples of cuneiform writing from Iraq Museum collection of over 7,000 pieces

Uruk III (c. 3200-3000 BC) ?

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Ambassador

L. Paul Bremer, U.S. Civil Administrator In Iraq

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An Ivory Plaque of a lion killing a Nubian, Assyrian from Nimrud, 1x10.5cm base, 9.8 high (stolen)

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Pottery jar decorated "scarlet ware" from Khafaji, beginning of the 3rd millennium B.C.,

Iraq Museum

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Islamic coins

Iraq Museum

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CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE EVENT OF ARMED CONFLICT.

Done at the Hague, on 14 May 1954

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