Archaeologists unearth ancient Sumerian ‘Mona Lisa’

February 9th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin  

Dubai, Feb 9 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed the ‘Sayedat Al Warkaa’ a famous long-lost piece of ancient art in Iraq, which is know among the archaeological community as the Sumerian Mona Lisa.

According to a report in Gulf News and Arabic daily Al Khaleej, the ‘Sayedat Al Warkaa’ is a Sumerian 20cm facial curving, which is more than 5,000 years old.

This ancient marble statue was found buried in the shallow mud in a garden after the police and occupation forces received a report about it.

Authorities have said that although the Iraqi Museum has retrieved about 3,500 pieces that were looted following the fall of Baghdad, some 10,000 pieces are still missing. (ANI)

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