The New York Times does its best to remind everyone of the looting at the Baghdad Museum [Ed.– was there really much “looting?”]
The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, which has one of the world’s richest collections of these antiquities, has opened a new hall to display them. At the same time, museums are clamoring to mount a traveling show about Mesopotamia that has been assembled by the University of Pennsylvania.
Well, it’s nice that the looting wasn’t so bad as to deny the rest of the world a view of the treasures. Of course, you have to come to that conclusion yourself. All you read in the story is about the “looting.”