Babylon: Ancient Site with Modern Problems

With a lot of our Jerusalem class revolving around archeological evidence, I thought it would be interesting to bring in some modern efforts in preservation of ancient/sacred sites. I found a video upon my usual perusing of the NYT site, this particular video concerning: Babylon’s attempts at preservation during these hard times in Iraq. I think it’s interesting how much work and expertise goes into the preservation of such ancient monuments. At the same time,  I found it disheartening to realize human factors (such as US occupation and lack of funding, etc.) are contributing as much, if not more, than natural factors to the withering away of this ancient Iraqi monument.

 

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~ by Andru on January 22, 2011.

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