Dating in baghdad iraq

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After that list went to press, archaeologist Henry Wright of the Society's Committee for Research and Exploration traveled to Iraq with a team of colleagues to assess how ancient sites around the country fared during the recent war.

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In 1966 the collection was moved again, to a two-story, 484,375-square-foot (45,000-square-metre) building in Baghdad’s Al-Ṣāliḥiyyah neighbourhood in Al-Karkh district on the east side of the Tigris River.

“We have been preparing to reopen for the past couple of months, the museum should be open to everyone,” Qais Hussein Rashid, the deputy tourism and antiquities minister, told AFP.

“The events in Mosul led us to speed up our work and we wanted to open it today as a response to what the gangs of Daesh did,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for the IS group.

The artifact had been exposed to the weather and had suffered corrosion.

König thought the objects might date to the Parthian period, between 250 BC and AD 224, but according to St John Simpson of the Near Eastern department of the British Museum, their original excavation and context were not well-recorded, and evidence for this date range is very weak.

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