BAGHDAD | Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80

20Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BAGHDAD—Jan 20, 2019—An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum‘s collection after it was looted in 2003, has died at the age of 80.

Lamia al-Gailani’s family says she passed away on Friday in Amman, Jordan. She was a devotee of Iraq’s heritage and museums, and one of the first female Iraqi archaeologists to excavate the country’s ancient sites.

In the years following the 2003 U.S.

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