Babylon Current Affairs, GK & News
Babylon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iraq. It is a 4,000 year old city which served as the capital of the ancient Babylonian empire. It finds numerous mentions in the Bible and was the source of the ‘Code of Hammurabi’, an early record of laws and punishment. Many of its significant archaeological pieces like the Ishtar Gate were carted off to Europe about a century ago. Despite conservation efforts, like the World Monument Fund, the site is a state of disrepair.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to list sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site (WHS) after 30 years of lobbying efforts by Iraq. Key Highlights Since 1983 Iraq had been trying to have Babylon site recognised by UNESCO. The World Heritage Committee met in ..
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The ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iraq has been lobbying since 1983 for the 4,000-year-old site to be added to the UN’s prestigious list. The seat of successive empires, under rulers such as Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon represents the expression of the creativity of the Neo-Babylonian Empire ..