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Dr. Donny George looks at Assyrian reliefs on display at the Baghdad Museum. George, the director general of Iraqi Museums, is leading the rebuilding and recovery efforts of Iraq’s museums, which were looted following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Some 15,000 objects were stolen from April 10-12 during the days following arrival of U.S. troops to Baghdad. Nine thousand of those objects have been returned or recovered. Many of the museum's objects are in museums all over the world including the U.S., Italy, Jordan, Germany and Syria. The museum has seen extensive rebuilding thanks to funds from the U.S. State Department. George is also overseeing efforts to cultivate Iraq’s some 12,500 archeological sites. Donny George died on March 11, 2011.
Baghdad, Iraq

Dr. Donny George looks at Assyrian reliefs on display at the Baghdad Museum. George, the director general of Iraqi Museums, is leading the rebuilding and recovery efforts of Iraq’s museums, which were looted following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Some 15,000 objects were stolen from April 10-12 during the days following arrival of U.S. troops to Baghdad. Nine thousand of those objects have been returned or recovered. Many of the museum's objects are in museums all over the world including the U.S., Italy, Jordan, Germany and Syria. The museum has seen extensive rebuilding thanks to funds from the U.S. State Department. George is also overseeing efforts to cultivate Iraq’s some 12,500 archeological sites. Donny George died on March 11, 2011.