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Iraq tourism hangs in balance at Babylon

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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:52 AM
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Iraq tourism hangs in balance at Babylon


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(CNN) -- The words "tourism" and "Iraq" don't often get used in the same sentence these days, but if a new project to help preserve the historic ruins of Babylon pays off, archaeologists and officials say the country could soon be back on the international travel map.
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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 01:52 AM
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I don't see why there would be a problem with tourists visiting the ruins of ancient Babylon. Reason I say this is because--to my knowledge--supposedly the place is cursed and any and every Arab wants to avoid being anywhere near the ruins--particularly at night.

Also I can't help but wonder if this place has been or still is under watch by the military (and probably even private-contractors) because there might have been artifacts or other evidence found there that had some kind of connection with Ancient ETs/astronauts. And they were trying to cover it up? Or something of that nature.

What are your thoughts?


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posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by Marked One


I don't see why there would be a problem with tourists visiting the ruins of ancient Babylon. Reason I say this is because--to my knowledge--supposedly the place is cursed and any and every Arab wants to avoid being anywhere near the ruins--particularly at night.

Also I can't help but wonder if this place has been or still is under watch by the military (and probably even private-contractors) because there might have been artifacts or other evidence found there that had some kind of connection with Ancient ETs/astronauts. And they were trying to cover it up? Or something of that nature.

What are your thoughts?


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Babylon is under Iraqi control, Atleast the tourism part. I spent a day and night there back in '03 while serving in Iraq. I never saw anything about Iraqi being scared of some curse though. They would set up market right outside the gates. I even got a few pics sitting on top of the Lion of Judah with my M-249. If ever I get them scanned i'll post them on here.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:13 AM
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Well that sounds pretty awesome. I've always wanted to get to work for one of those civilian-contractor private-security-firms. And then volunteer to go to Iraq and possibly get the opportunity to see the ruins of Ancient Babylon. And also make some good money while doing it.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:18 AM
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I would of loved to have visted Iraq, and the cities of ancient Babylon - Ishtars Gate- the ruins of the Library of Nineveh- before the wars. But now- or in the future- unless in some drastic future- we completely remove our presence from their country- they rebuild their country to a safe and thriving place where one wouldnt have to worry about car bombings- yea- I would tour there- but I dont honestly see that happening there- ever.

Iraq- and the whole region has two things going for it. Oil- and the Stargate of Yemen. I dont think the military presence is ever going to leave the region long enough for it to be reconsidered safe enough for tourism.

I am an absolute fanatic of ancient babylon and even I would never dream of going there in my lifetime.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:21 AM
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Originally posted by xynephadyn
I am an absolute fanatic of ancient babylon and even I would never dream of going there in my lifetime.


Me too. Yet I'd still want to go. lol

Tell me more about this "Stargate Of Yemen" btw.



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:23 AM
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Its actually referred to on the internet as the Stargate of Aden near Yemen. There is much conjecture about whether or not it exists- but my sources say it does. Search for it on Youtube and you will find alot of videos about it



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 02:38 AM
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I'm sure that if there were any artifacts of ancient scientific significance in Iraq they have long since been brought to a 'nonexistent' military base in the U.S..



posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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That's exactly what I was thinking. You pulled the rights straight out of my mouth.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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I found these old pics from babylon I mentioned in my first post, they all pretty crappy, I had to take pictures of the pictures with my cell, If ever I get around to scanning all of them i'll reupload, I have hundreds.

The one of the bricks is supposedly where King Belshazzar saw the hand write on the wall during one of his drunken feast



Writings on the wall













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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 03:34 AM
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