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The Ishtar Gate is one of the most dramatic finds from ancient Babylonia. Covered with dragons and bulls, Nebuchadnezzar dedicated the huge, ceremonial gate to the goddess Ishtar. It was the main entrance to the inner streets and temples of Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar II was known for awesome building projects such as the restored temple of Marduk and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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Cheney’s Halliburton Destroys Babylon in Iraq
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Date: 3/25/05 at 10:16PM
Mood: Thinking Playing: War, by Edwin Starr
By Katrina vanden Heuvel, in The Nation:
Halliburton Destroys Babylon
Posted March 25, 2005
The U.S.-led destruction on the ancient city is one of the most ‘reckless acts of cultural vandalism.’
The sterile term “collateral damage” justifiably brings to mind the human tragedy of war.
But the devastating and wanton damage inflicted on the ancient city of Babylon by U.S.-led military forces gives another meaning to the term.
In this case, we are witnessing violence against one of the world’s greatest cultural treasures.
Babylon’s destruction, according to The Guardian, “must rank as one of the most reckless acts of cultural vandalism in recent memory.”
When Camp Babylon was established by U.S.-led international forces in April 2003, leading archeologists and international experts on ancient civilizations warned of potential peril and damage.
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