Friday, April 15, 2016

Saddam's former palace is being turned into a museum

There's a lot going on this September, including the opening of a new museum in Iraq. It's a former palace once owned by Saddam Hussein, and will be the first museum to open in the country for decades.

According to a report in National Geographic, the mansion will be split into several galleries that will showcase objects from different periods of Iraq's history including ancient Sumer, Babylon and Assyria. The project costs about $3.5 million, was partly funded by oil companies, and will feature at least 3,500 artifacts. No word yet if the gold finished fittings inside the bathrooms will be included in the exhibition.

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