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Iraq accelerates work on its virtual national museum

The Virtual Museum of Iraq, which has been a work in progress since 2005, aims to bring Iraqi heritage and archaeological artifacts online by the end of 2018.
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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has accelerated its efforts to finish by the end of 2018 the Virtual Museum of Iraq, which will create a comprehensive database of Iraqi archaeological heritage online.

“The project, which will establish a comprehensive database of Iraq’s cultural and heritage treasures, will make the Iraqi antiquities accessible to people all around the world,” said Abdel Amir al-Hamadani, an Iraqi archaeologist who is a candidate for management of the National Museum of Iraq.

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