Thursday, May 07, 2009


Babylon Ruins Reopen in Iraq, to Controversy (NYT, May 2, 2009): great slide show of one of the most renown cities of ancient history, home of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World'), ancient capital of the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Persians, the city of Hammurabi, Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, Cyrus, Darius, Alexander the Great ... Sadam Hussein. Wonder when they'll finally open a McDonalds and get civilized ...

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