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Monday, June 09, 2003  

Remember the 170,000 artifacts stolen from the Iraqi National museum? Museum director was misquoted -- only 33 pieces are missing

The museum was indeed heavily looted, but its Iraqi directors confirmed today that the losses at the institute did not number 170,000 artifacts as originally reported in news accounts.

Actually, about 33 priceless vases, statues and jewels were missing.

"I said there were 170,000 pieces in the entire museum collection," said Donny George as he stood with beads of sweat glistening on his forehead in his barren office at the museum. "Not 170,000 pieces stolen."

via FARK ->Washington Post

posted by Chimera | 1:50 PM

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