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Babylon sites of Iraq declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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 ..

Trump : US recognises Israeli claim on Golan heights

President Trump signed a proclamation which grants US recognition of Israel’s claim over Golan Heights. The spot was seized by Israel in war 5 decades ago. The action was taken as the terrorist groups and Iran are trying to make Golan heights a launching ground to attack Israel.  It was captured by Israel from Syria ..

Development of the Nations in Fertile Crescent

About the same time that a civilization was growing in Egypt, another civilization was emerging in western Asia, in the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers known as Mesopotamia, or “land between the rivers.” Mesopotamia was located in the Fertile Crescent, a large area which extends in an arc from the south-eastern end of ..

The Dawn of Civilization

All things must have a beginning, and so it was with the earth and the people who have lived on it for countless generations. Scientists who have studied the rock layers, or strata, of the earth’s outer crust believe the earth is approximately 4.7 billion years old. In the strata of the earth are found ..

Aleppo: Syrian focus of Revolt against the Government

Aleppo, the city in Syria which was considered relatively safe government bastion, has now become the latest centre of the revolt against President Bashar Al-Assad. It is the largest city in Syria. The capital of Aleppo Governorate is the most populous Syrian governorate.