Iraq National Museum Renovation

Ten years after Iraq’s national museum was badly damaged during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, it’s still a long way from being ready for 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.