… The Processonal Walk in the ancient city of Babylon still has excellent spots available. It isn’t news, the US army itself has admitted that it has caused damage to the ancient ruins of Babylon. Sandbags have been filled with fragment of artifacts and yet unexplored plots have been turned into helicopter landing pads. Now it seems guilt has finally kicked in. The World Monuments Fund and the US Embassy in Iraq have launched an initiative to start mapping the ancient sites.. they’re calling it ‘The Future of Babylon‘ project. The plan is to get a master plan for the conservation and reopening of the ruins to tourists. But it seems the British Muesum has beat us to the punch. Babylon: Myth and Reality. Best quote from Reuter’s report:
Oh and the US Embassy is donating $700,000 towards the restoration of the site… *sigh*.