- Baghdad's National Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts from the stone age and Babylon to the Assyrians and Islamic art, will not reopen when renovation of two of its galleries is completed in a few months, an official said. (AP)
- Field Museum exhibit shows that mythical creatures didn't just spring from imagination (Chicago Tribune)
A little Googling led to some other related links: Here is the Wikipedia page on the National Museum, and here is what appears to be a nonprofit group interested in helping the Iraqis. And here is the link to the Field's new exhibit.