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Museum reopens

Baghdad, July 3 (Reuters): The Iraqi National Museum reopened briefly today to display the glittering treasure of Nimrud, which was feared stolen during the first chaotic days after the fall of Saddam Hussein in April.

Under heavy security, with military armoured vehicles on the museum grounds, the priceless set of gem-studded gold Assyrian jewellery was displayed for several hours and visited by US civilian administrator Paul Bremer and dozens of invitees.

The jewellery was discovered between 1988 and 1990 in ancient royal tombs below a ninth-century BC palace.

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