Thursday, April 01, 2004

The Gold of Nimrud Tour Planned

A world tour of Iraqi antiquities is being planned by a Danish exhibition organiser in collaboration with the Iraqi Governing Council. The travelling show, provisionally entitled "The gold of Nimrud" is being planned as a blockbuster exhibition that will include hundreds of Assyrian objects from Iraqi museums. It will embark on a three- to five-year international tour beginning in early 2005. Ms Stoltze says the itinerary will begin with major cities such as Paris, Washington,DC Berlin, Tokyo, London, and Copenhagen, then continue to other museums in Europe, the US, and Asia, with four-month stays at each venue.