The Iraqi National Museum was founded by the British tourist and writer Gertrude Bell, and opened the main entrance of the Iraqi National Museum in 1926
Begin operation. Its original name was Baghdad Archaeological Museum. In 1966, it moved to the Arava area. After the expansion in 1983, it was divided into 7 parts and 28 exhibition halls. The National Museum of Iraq is listed by UNESCO as one of the 11 largest museums in the world. It has a collection of approximately 250,000 precious historical relics, covering all historical periods in Iraq from the Stone Age dating back 100,000 years to the mid-19th century. There are more than 70,000 rare and rare books in various languages and about 6,000 isolated manuscripts in the library. In terms of popularity and collections, especially in the collection of archaeological excavations in early human civilization, only the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo in the Middle East can compare with it.
When I landed in Iraq, I was excited and worried. The excitement was that I could insert a needle in a new country again. I was worried that, of course, the unstable political situation might be blown up again at any time. After landing, Iraq is really no different from ordinary Middle Eastern countries. It may just be embarrassing from the perspective of CCTV. There are no ruins everywhere, no people in despair, no rain of bullets. Fortunately, I went to the Iraqi National Museum in my spare time to experience the history of the earliest Mesopotamia. Its heavy and boring story really makes people nostalgic for going back and forth in the museum. If you are lucky enough to go, remember to find a local English-speaking partner to accompany you, or you can connect the history of the Mesopotamia, and then walk into this small museum on the outside and huge inside. I don’t know the opening time of the museum, but the off-get off work time is 14:30, so I must go there. Tickets for foreigners are about 150 yuan.
this place its big and vrey good for visit in all days of year you can take picture and eting most food you like in baghdad
The Iraqi National Museum is worth seeing, with many collections! !
The United States launched an aggression against Iraq, which led the academic community to call for troops to protect the museum. But the US military did not agree. The showcase was broken, the ceramics were broken, and the exhibits were smuggled on the black market. To this day, the museum still uses the virtual network to search for these missing artworks.