Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The latest on Babylon

CONSERVATION: Beleagured Babylon: The battle to save a wonder of the ancient world. The ancient city of Babylon in modern-day Iraq is fighting for its survival, under siege from time, water and the perils of modern civilisation. Jane Arraf hears from the archaeologists trying to preserve it. I found this article in the Independent (HT Archaeologica News). But there is a credit to the New York Times, where it apparently appeared first.

Some PaleoJudaica posts on the current state of the site of Babylon are collected here (cf. here).

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