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Syria and Iraq's antiquities

Tourists take pictures at the ancient Palmyra theater in the historical city of Palmyra April 18, 2008. Islamic State militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site.
Recovered artifacts are seen at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad July 15, 2015. The U.S. handed back to Iraq antiquities it said it had seized in a raid on Islamic State fighters in Syria, saying the haul was proof the militants were funding their war by smuggling ancient treasures. The Iraqi relics were captured by U.S. special forces in an operation in May against an Islamic State commander known as Abu Sayyaf. They included ancient cylindrical stamps, pottery, metallic bracelets and other jewelry, and glass shards from what appeared to be a colored vase.
Recovered artifacts are seen at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
Tourists ride camels in the historical city of Palmyra.
Recovered coins are seen at the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad.
Rebel fighters walk inside a 2nd century Roman amphitheater in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham, after they took control of the area March 25, 2015. Bosra's historic sites include an ancient citadel built around a 2nd century Roman amphitheater. It was the capital of the Roman province of Arabia.
A view is seen of ancient Assyrian human-headed winged bull statues at the Iraqi National museum in Baghdad.
A mummy is pictured inside the museum of Palmyra in the historical city of Palmyra.
A general view of the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra.
A general view of Palmyra's famous graves pictured in the historical city of Palmyra.
Rebel fighters walk inside a 2nd century Roman amphitheater in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham, after they took control of the area.
 An Assyrian relief is seen displayed at the Iraqi national museum in Baghdad.
People look at ancient Assyrian human-headed winged bull statues at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. 

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