Ancient City of Babylon Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Qassim Abdul-Zahra : Jul 9, 2019
Dozens of Iraqis waving their national flag gathered at the Ishtar Gate at the site celebrating their city's new international status.
(Iraq) — [Timesofisrael.com] Iraq [last] Friday celebrated the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's decision to name the historic city of Babylon a World Heritage Site in a vote held in Azerbaijan's capital, years after Baghdad began campaigning for the site to be added to the list... (Image: Lion of Babylon at the archaeological site of Babylon, Iraq/Credit: AP Photo/Anmar Khalil/via Times of Israel)
The 4,300-year-old Babylon—now mainly an archaeological ruin and two important museums—is where dynasties have risen and fallen since the earliest days of settled human civilization... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here
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