The artifacts of a country are a component of the society’s legacy and culture. As a result, Iraq is proud of its recently unearthed antiquities, which are currently on exhibit at the Iraq National Museum in order to transmit this artistic spirit throughout society. The display features over 2,250 objects discovered by Iraqi, French, German, and British research teams at various archaeological sites.
Hassan Nadhim, Iraq’s Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, claimed:
We recently inaugurated an exhibition of items uncovered by joint international and Iraqi archaeological expeditions working in various parts of Iraq this year. These recently discovered antiquities will be added to the Iraq Museum’s treasure troves.Hassan Nadhim via China.org
The purpose of having such an exhibition, according to the ministry, is to propagate archaeological culture in Iraqi society and to convey a message to the rest of the world that Iraq’s security situation is stable and that international archaeological expeditions can freely move around the country.
Pottery jars, plows, cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals and necklaces from various periods of Iraqi history have been uncovered. These findings demonstrate Mesopotamia’s richness in artifacts and archaeological sites that have yet to be examined.
The archaeological items were unearthed by eight international teams and 12 local expeditions in the provinces of Baghdad, Babil, Dhi Qar, Karbala, Nineveh and Najaf, according to a separate statement from the ministry of culture.