Banished Assyrian Gold to Reemerge From Vault

Science  06 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5527, pp. 42-43
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5527.42

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NIMRUD-- A spectacular collection of grave goods that has languished in a bank vault since the outbreak of the Gulf War will soon be put on display in Baghdad and available for study. Scholars will meet in Britain in November to discuss the Nimrud gold as well as the deteriorating conditions and the still-present threat of looting at the site here where it was found. Archaeologists agree that new excavations are sure to reveal additional goods and data in the ruins of Kalhu, which was the center of an empire stretching from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean.