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September 19, 2003

Sumerian Mona Lisa


What's that ye say? They're still raising heck over a little lootin' and tootin'? I can hardly make sense of it! But ye say they've found some beauty of old...

The Lady of Warka, one the two most precious relics looted from the Iraqi National Museum in the chaos that followed the April 9 fall of Baghdad, has been recovered by U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police, the head of Iraq's Antiquities Department said on Thursday.

The 3,200-year-old artifact, which is a representation of female face, was found buried in an orchard on the outskirts of Baghdad after the Antiquities Department was tipped off by people who had reported seeing it there.

Now there's a beauty! But I find myself wondering what kind of a mother would name her daughter after a brew. It's a pirate's life for Warka! Arrr! Arrr!!!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 19, 2003 05:53 AM