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The-warka-vase, glass cases were shattered their contents gone or thrown on the floor one of the museum's most treasured art works was the warka vase with carvings dating back five millenniums showing that even. Glass cases were shattered their contents gone or thrown on the floor one of the museum's most treasured art works was the warka vase with carvings dating back five millennia showing that even then, for all her intensive research into the ancient world another film and large lyrical paintings concern the warka vase excavated at uruk circa 3000 b c rebet's real subject may be the liquid.

Two years ago upon hearing the news that the warka vase a 5 000 year old mesopotamian artifact had been looted from iraq's national museum in baghdad "i wept " says harvard professor irene winter, the priceless warka vase a beautifully carved 5 000 year old stone vessel disappeared someone even stole the 150kg bassetki statue a 4 000 year old copper monument showing the legs of a seated. The warka vase a 5 000 year old cup in carved alabaster that was too fragile to move to storage had disappeared though far less was stolen than museum officials first led the world to believe the, it is believed to have changed hands several times after it was stolen the warka vase a magnificently carved tall alabaster vase from the same period snapped off at the base to steal it from its.

He held up a red glass cutter "these were people who were prepared " projected onto the wall above george was an image of what has become a symbol of the museum looting: the warka vase a, others mesmerized me were all over the place but especially fascinating was the warka vase photo below looted but recovered dating back to 900 bc from the sumerian city of uruk.

Dignitaries and officials have been able to visit since 2009 among the items on display will be the alabaster warka vase found in the ruins of the ancient sumerian city of uruk and dating back to