The National Museum of Iraq at Al-Salihyyia District, Baghdad

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2019
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This building was constructed and added to the original 2-story building of the Iraq Museum between 2012-2013 CE. This is where the visitors enter the museum, do the security check, keep their belongings inside lockable boxes, and buy tickets. A large statue of Nabu, the god of wisdom, scribes, and literacy stands before the facade. The statue was found in the city of Nimrud (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq). It dates back to the 8th century BCE. Visitors will first see Nabu and then enter the Museum. Although officially, the name if the museum is the National Museum of Iraq (Arabic: المتحف الوطني العراقي), the banner on the facade reads "Iraq Museum" (Arabic: المتحف العراقي). The Museum is adjacent to the Iraqi General Directorate of Antiquities, within the same complex.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, March 21). The National Museum of Iraq at Al-Salihyyia District, Baghdad. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10294/the-national-museum-of-iraq-at-al-salihyyia-distri/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The National Museum of Iraq at Al-Salihyyia District, Baghdad." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10294/the-national-museum-of-iraq-at-al-salihyyia-distri/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The National Museum of Iraq at Al-Salihyyia District, Baghdad." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2019. Web. 01 Aug 2021.