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The ancient site of Babylon – home to the Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – has been significantly damaged due to its use as a military base by coalition forces in Iraq from 2003-2004, according to a report released by the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today.
Digging, cutting scraping and leveling resulted in considerable damage to the archaeological city, with the Ishtar Gate, the Processional Way and other key structures also being harmed, the Final Report by UNESCO’s International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq (ICC Iraq) said.
The report, launched at a press conference in Paris, “provides the starting-point for the major challenge of restoration and conservation,” he added.
Babylon was the capital city for two famous kings of antiquity: Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC), who introduced one of the world’s first law codes, and Nebuchadnezzar (604-562 BC).
Originally posted by infinite
Items, associated to the annunaki gods, were stolen by US forces when they violated the Iraqi National Museum. There are countless threads on ATS discussing reasons for the US Army searching ancient Babylon.
It is believed, similar to Egypt, Mesopotamia (Babylon, Assyria and Sumer) did have a stargate or technology given to them by the gods.
Originally posted by MOFreemason
It will be interesting to see who is responsible for paying for these restorations. I'm not sure who else was comprised of the coalition forces of 2003-04, but my guess is the United States will fork the bill almost 100%, right?
"Jehovah hath stirred up the spirit of the kings
of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon,
to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Jehovah...
thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith Jehovah.
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for
jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without
inhabitant...And Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil
that should come upon Babylon, even all these words
that are written concerning Babylon... O Jehovah,
thou hast spoken concerning this place, to cut it off,
that none shall dwell therein, neither man nor beast,
but that it shall be desolate for ever."