The United States changed the face of international politics when it entered Iraq to change its politicals scenario. No need to say that time got marked as one of the most chaotic times that Iraq faced. What added to the fire was a piece of news that broke out amid the turbulence. The precious Mask of Warka was not there in its case. It had gone missing or perhaps someone had taken it away. The American force along with its allies took the task of finding back the invaluable artifact. Do they succeed?
The Iraq war is one of the most remembered wars in the history of mankind. This war was fought in 1991 under the regime of President George H.W. Bush. The war came into sight right after the downfall of Saddam Hussain.
The war was a retaliation to the invasion made by Saddam Hussein in Kuwait. The journey had just started and it was going to take long 12 years for America and its allies to work as an unstoppable force against them. Little did anyone know the war was not only going to jeopardize the present but the country’s past too.
The Fall Of A Regime
Seizure of Hussain caused some serious repercussions in Iraq. Violence had erupted in its worst form. People began fighting each other in the street. Citizens started to plunder local shops and monuments. It was not a good sight to watch. The territories were blanketed with smoke and everywhere was the cry of people.
But the biggest blow was caused to the museum that got some of its precious antiques stolen. Ahmed Kamil who is a specialist on cuneiform writing of Mesopotamia explained while on a private tour of the museum, “Some things are safe and we are thankful for this.” He further suspected, “But it is impossible to put a value on the things that are gone.”
Mask Of Warka
According to the records, about 40 invaluable artifacts disappeared from the National Museum of Iraq. Mask of Warka also makes to that stolen list of artifacts.
An Incredible Discovery
The Mask of Warka was found by Dr. A. Noldeke, a German archaeologist in 1939. It was one of the kind masonries that had a woman’s face carved on it. The piece was situated in the south of modern-day Baghdad. Noldeke at first glance thought it was a part of a much larger statue. However, he realized its real value not before he picked the piece.