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Looting of Antiquities Continues in Iraq

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Looting of Antiquities Continues in Iraq

Looting of Antiquities Continues in Iraq

Looting of Antiquities Continues in Iraq

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with Richard Zettler, associate curator in charge of the Near East section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, about items stolen from the Iraqi Museum after U.S. troops entered Baghdad in April. Zettler says that while some of the 40 "display quality" items have been recovered, there are still an estimated 10,000 objects missing, and looting continues at archaeological sites outside Baghdad.

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