Ancient Iraqi stone head matched with replica body

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A mysterious stone head from ancient Mesopotamia dating back more than 4,000 years has been matched up with a replica body in Iraq after years of delays brought on by sanctions and war.

The head from the Akkadian Empire, unearthed by Iraqi archaeologists in 1982, has been united with a replica of a headless torso discovered over a century ago, Baghdad Museum curator Mohsen Hassan Ali told AFP.

The replica of the stone torso held in Berlin's Pergamon Museum was handed over at a ceremony last week and in return, the Baghdad Museum has donated a copy of the head to fit the torso in Germany.

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