"do a trip to Babylon:..." Iraq Favorite Tip by MProcher

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Favorite thing: do a trip to Babylon: Unfortunately the buildings of this worldfamous city have been destroyed not only once. What you can see today are mostly rebuilt palaces, walls, ceremonial avenues, ...
While the famous statue of the Lion of Babylon remained there many other pieces have been taken away to museums in Iraq and abroad.
Ishtar gate is may be the most well known piece having been removed from it's original place. There is a copy in Babylon today that shows a little how the gate looked and how it wellcomed travellers and visitors. I can just hope that once the original gate will find it's way back from Berlin to Babylon.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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