The Slemani Museum was just named as one of the Top Ten Must-Visit Museums of Gulf States!
The Slemani Museum gained notoriety in 2011 after Kurdish authorities offered rewards for the return of artefacts stolen in looting. This was a controversial move, but helped the museum rebuild its impressive collection - only $600 was paid for the return of an ancient Sumerian text, and a large proportion of the 15,000 stolen artefacts have now been returned to the Iraqi museum. Artefacts date from 15,000, and include the obelisk of Hammurabi, whose origins can be traced back to 1792-1750 BC.
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