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Looted Iraqi Antiques and American Museums

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Looted Iraqi Antiques and American Museums

Looted Iraqi Antiques and American Museums

Looted Iraqi Antiques and American Museums

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Pottery and broken shards in an Iraqi museum storeroom

Pottery and broken shards in an Iraqi museum storeroom, ignored by looters as having little value. Zainab Bahrani for NPR hide caption

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NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on how American museums deal with acquiring artifacts of questionable origin in the wake of the massive looting of antiquities in Iraq.

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