Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra
Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.
A small new museum has opened in southern Iraq! It only consists of one hall right now due to economic issues but it hosts artifacts that go all the way back to the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians. The museum is in the hall of one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces and the curators did this to replace the themes of dictatorship and tyranny with civilization and humanity.