LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000... more 
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: A technician at the British Museum holds a piece of carved ivory from ancient Assyria recently acquired by the British Museum on March 7, 2011 in London, England. The 6000 carved, decorated pieces known as the Nimrud Ivories date from the 9th to 7th Century BC and were made near the Mediterranean coast. They were discovered in the city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq and excavated by the British Institute for Study of Iraq between 1949 and 1963. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) less 
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Mon, Mar 7, 2011 6:50 AM EST