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US invasion damaged Iraq's Babylon
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Archeologists claim the US military occupation of Iraq has inflicted extensive damage on the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon.
The city, located some 85 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, was transformed into a US military camp after the 2003 invasion and a heliport was built among its ruins.

The base was later passed to the Polish army and although the soldiers left the area in 2005, the tremors caused by helicopters and armored vehicles have damaged the city's historical monuments.
The US military has acknowledged the damage done to the archaeological sites from 2003-2004.
A US military spokesman recently announced that the troops had 'moved facilities away from many other important archaeological sites'.

When the Poles left the camp, Babylon was handed over to the Iraqi Antiquities Authority, who is trying to register the city.
Babylon was handed over to the Iraqi Antiquities Authority after the Poles left the area. The site is currently pending registration on the list of protected World Heritage sites.

UNESCO has described the Babylon damages caused during the site's military occupation as 'very serious,' AFP reported.

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Babylon is a city of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which can be found in present-day Al Hillah, Babil Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 mi) south of Baghdad.
All that remains today of the ancient famed city of Babylon is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in Iraq. Historical resources inform us that Babylon was in the beginning a small town that had sprung up by the beginning of the third millennium BC (the dawn of the dynasties). The town flourished and attained prominence and political repute with the rise of the first Babylonian dynasty. It was the "holy city" of Babylonia by approximately 2300 BC, and the seat of the Neo-Babylonian Empire from 612 BC. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.



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Babylon is a city of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which can be found in present-day Al Hillah, Babil Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 mi) south of Baghdad.
All that remains today of the ancient famed city of Babylon is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in Iraq. Historical resources inform us that Babylon was in the beginning a small town that had sprung up by the beginning of the third millennium BC (the dawn of the dynasties). The town flourished and attained prominence and political repute with the rise of the first Babylonian dynasty. It was the "holy city" of Babylonia by approximately 2300 BC, and the seat of the Neo-Babylonian Empire from 612 BC. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.



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Really, and it wasn't a problem for you to watch on all the major channels the destruction in Afghanistan of to very old carved out of rock icons of the past. Which the Taliban blew up over the protest of many countries. Or the Twin Towers not to include those that died in them.
Yet the cause once discovered by the Americans, lead to them relocating the bases.
And do you think your Russia's new friend Iran will honor anything that doesn't hold value to the Persian empire, when we leave and they rule in Iraq?
But as usual very nice pictures.
And like Mikeyy and the many others here we agree war isn't worth the loses of any of the many things involved. But I find it so interesting that Russia make ties with countries that seem bent on destorying more than a few buildings or some of history. And then having it thrown in our faces like it was done with intent.









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US invasion damaged Iraq's Babylon
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Archeologists claim the US military occupation of Iraq has inflicted extensive damage on the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon.
The city, located some 85 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, was transformed into a US military camp after the 2003 invasion and a heliport was built among its ruins.

The base was later passed to the Polish army and although the soldiers left the area in 2005, the tremors caused by helicopters and armored vehicles have damaged the city's historical monuments.
The US military has acknowledged the damage done to the archaeological sites from 2003-2004.
A US military spokesman recently announced that the troops had 'moved facilities away from many other important archaeological sites'.

When the Poles left the camp, Babylon was handed over to the Iraqi Antiquities Authority, who is trying to register the city.
Babylon was handed over to the Iraqi Antiquities Authority after the Poles left the area. The site is currently pending registration on the list of protected World Heritage sites.

UNESCO has described the Babylon damages caused during the site's military occupation as 'very serious,' AFP reported.

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My implication is that if Russia remained with it past 2,500 year history of ignoring Iran maybe some of the problems faced by American and other forces in Iraq would not be so harsh on the country today. And might have been a mop up operation instead of a situation of Russian munitions being supplied by Iran to enemy forces of Iraq's govt. into Iraq.

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My implication is that if Russia remained with it past 2,500 year history of ignoring Iran maybe some of the problems faced by American and other forces in Iraq would not be so harsh on the country today. And might have been a mop up operation instead of a situation of Russian munitions being supplied by Iran to enemy forces of Iraq's govt. into Iraq.

I try to keep the bigger picture in mind while in any thread. You ought to try that to.
Yup...

Maybe Babylon would be better intact if the US could peacefully let the lawmakers conduct business instead of having to deal with militias armed with Russian munitions that were given during the time Saddam was killing his own people...
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The error in that thinking is the weakest link of man...

If you have 9 kingdoms that don't believe in war and would never participate in it for any reason, and 1 kingdom that still does, pretty soon you'll have 1 bigass kingdom and 9 dead kings...
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The error in that thinking is the weakest link of man...

If you have 9 kingdoms that don't believe in war and would never participate in it for any reason, and 1 kingdom that still does, pretty soon you'll have 1 bigass kingdom and 9 dead kings...
Obviously you stopped my theory too soon. I started out by saying the smarter people get. The smarter people get the sooner they will see a potential problem and address it. Before people need to die. What ever the problem in Kingdom 9 should have been addressed before it got out of hand.
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