Monday, February 11, 2008

Ancient Sumerian "Mona Lisa" Recovered

Ancient Sumerian 'Mona Lisa' unearthed
Gulf News Report
Published: February 08, 2008, 01:04

Dubai: A famous long-lost piece of ancient art has finally been recovered in Iraq last week, according to Arabic daily Al Khaleej.

The 'Sayedat Al Warkaa', a Sumerian 20cm facial curving [sic], known among archaeologists as the Sumerian Mona Lisa, and which is more than 5,000 years old, was found in a garden after the police and occupation forces received a report.

The marble statute was found buried in the shallow mud and totally unharmed.

Authorities said 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.
This would be really big news - EXCEPT the "Lady of Warka" was recovered by Coalition Forces in September, 2003 - according to this report at MSNBC news online:

Sumerian relic recovered from hiding place
‘Lady of Warka’ was among most valuable antiquities stolen during Iraq war
(Reported by Associated Press) updated 10:53 a.m. CT, Thurs., Sept. 18, 2003.

So, why is reporting this OLD STORY as if it was FRONT PAGE BREAKING NEWS? By the way, the story was picked up by several different news sources and bloggers on the internet as CURRENT NEWS.

Notice the tagline I bolded at the beginning of the article - IT'S AN OUT AND OUT LIE!

Just what is the agenda of By recycling this OLD STORY as CURRENT NEWS, is it taking a slap at the United States forces in Iraq? You know, the old line - it's all the fault of the USA that the looting took place, etc. etc. etc. Of course, it's NEVAH the fault of the looters!

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