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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Past and Present
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.
Various examples of cuneiform writing from Iraq Museum collection of over 7,000 pieces
Uruk III (c. 3200-3000 BC) ?
Examples of the over 4,000 Cylindrical seals stolen from Iraq National Museum
L. Paul Bremer, U.S. Civil Administrator In Iraq
Ivory plaque from Nimrud, beginning of the 1st millennium B.C. (IM 60555)
Stone figurines from Tell es-Sawwan, beginning of the 6th millennium B.C.
An Ivory Plaque of a lion killing a Nubian, Assyrian from Nimrud, 1x10.5cm base, 9.8 high (stolen)
Gray Diorite Statue of Entemena, Sumerian 15x76cm, weighs 150 kg (stolen)
Panel carved in relief : Assyrian warriors from Khorsabad, end of the 8th B.C.,
Islamic glasses: cup (IM 11204) and bottle (IM 11223), 13th and 9-10th centuries A.D.
Small alabaster vessels, Tell es-Sawwan, 6th millennium B.C. -- Iraq Museum
Pottery jar decorated "scarlet ware" from Khafaji, beginning of the 3rd millennium B.C.,
Islamic carved brick architectural decoration (IM A9874) Iraq Museum/Tabbaa
A sumerian white marble mask of female deity, life-size, 21.5cm (stolen)
CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE EVENT OF ARMED CONFLICT.
Done at the Hague, on 14 May 1954