The Iraqi National Museum, looted 12 years ago, reopened early in defiance of ISIS ruining other ancient antiquities recently within its borders (see next paragraph). The reopened museum looks good. I hope it is properly guarded. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31672857
ISIS destroyed a number of ancient artifacts in a Mosul, Iraq, museum
with sledgehammers and a pneumatic drill at the site of the ancient
Syrian capital, known as the Nergal Gate. The video makes you sick.
Archaeologists must be weeping around the world. UNESCO is going to have
an emergency meeting about how to protect Iraq's cultural heritage,
Read more about it here