In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 photo, a panel composed of glazed nicks showing in bas relief a lion, symbolizing Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, from the Ishtar gate, Babylon dat

 

              In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 photo, a panel composed of glazed nicks showing in bas relief a lion, symbolizing Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, from the Ishtar gate, Babylon dat
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 photo, a panel composed of glazed nicks showing in bas relief a lion, symbolizing Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, from the Ishtar gate, Babylon dating to Nabuchadnessar.(650-562.B.C.) is displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years after Iraq’s national museum was looted and smashed by frenzied thieves during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, it’s still far from ready for a public re-opening. Work to overcome decades of neglect and the destruction of war has been hindered by power struggles, poorly-skilled staff and the persistent violence plaguing the country, said Bahaa Mayah, Iraq’s most senior antiquities official.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)