Friday, September 9, 2011

BABYLON

Historical (vintage & retro) Iraq/babylon photos and stuff. UNESCO aims to make the 4,000-year-old city fit for the coveted title of World Heritage site, and will work to enforce international conventions on the protection of historic sites “so that what happened to Babylon can’t ever happen again,” said Francoise Riviere, the agency’s undersecretary general for culture. Archaeologist John Curtis of the British Museum, who inspected the site just after it was returned to Iraqi control, said it was too soon to assess the cost of restoring and fully protecting the site. Several initiatives to save Babylon have been announced in recent years, but have made little headway. Now, with the decline of violence in Iraq, hopes are pinned on a two-year, $700,000 project financed by the U.S. State Department to develop a program aimed at balancing tourism and archaeology at Babylon.



 
   

Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon by LuisB

 
   

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