In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 a carved stone Vessel found in the Ur area from the early 3rd millennium B.C. is displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years after Iraq’s national museum was looted and smashed by frenzied thieves during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, it’s still far from ready for a public re-opening. Work to overcome decades of neglect and the destruction of war has been hindered by power struggles, poorly-skilled staff and the persistent violence plaguing the country, said Bahaa Mayah, Iraq’s most senior antiquities official.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 a carved stone Vessel found in the Ur area from the early 3rd millennium B.C. is displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years after Iraq’s national museum was looted and smashed by frenzied thieves during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, it’s still far from ready for a public re-opening. Work to overcome decades of neglect and the destruction of war has been hindered by power struggles, poorly-skilled staff and the persistent violence plaguing the country, said Bahaa Mayah, Iraq’s most senior antiquities official.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 a carved stone Vessel found in the Ur area from the early 3rd millennium B.C. is displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years after Iraq’s national museum was looted and smashed by frenzied thieves during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, it’s still far from ready for a public re-opening. Work to overcome decades of neglect and the destruction of war has been hindered by power struggles, poorly-skilled staff and the persistent violence plaguing the country, said Bahaa Mayah, Iraq’s most senior antiquities official.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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