National Museum, Iraq


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death Gertrude Bell
King George V sent a letter of condolence to her parents. GB left £50,000 in her will to the Baghdad Museum , which she had founded. A plaque was set up there commemorating her, and...
Occupation Gertrude Bell
GB founded Iraq's national museum in Baghdad, which until 2003 remained a world repository of artefacts from early Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization.
The museum was looted and sacked in April 2003, following the...


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