Wednesday, 07 March 2012 03:00

Martin Kobler Visits National Museum of Iraq

Baghdad, 7 March 2012 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, visited the National Museum of Iraq today, where he met with museum officials and was given a guided tour of the collections of ancient art and artefacts from thousands of years of civilization. عربي كوردی

“It is an honour for me to visit the National Museum and to be able to pay tribute to the great and rich culture of this country,” Mr. Kobler said. “I greatly admire the ancient culture of Mesopotamia and the museum makes an important contribution to keeping Iraq’s cultural heritage alive. It is truly inspiring.”

 

Mr. Kobler expressed his hope that artefacts that were looted in 2003 would continue to be returned to the collections and that the museum would soon be reopened to the public.

 

“I wish that this museum will once again find its place in Iraqi society, as it contributes to increasing awareness of culture and of the country’s wealth of cultural riches,” he said.

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