Gateway of the Gods Babylon
Present day Al Hilla / Babil in Babil Provice, Iraq Babylon was a city state of ancient Mesopotamia. The word Mesopotamia literally means “Between Rivers”, which describes the location of Babylon between the Tigris and the Euphrates River.
I was fortunate enough to have gotten an opportunity to step foot in such a historical place. I can’t begin to justify the history of this ancient city on this website, it would take several pages, so I urge you to read up on this magnificent city.
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(Above Left photo) Saddam Hussein began his own reconstruction of the ancient city by building OVER top the existing ruins. Despite the horror of the archaeologist at that time, no one could truly protest against the dictator. Read more »