Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Babylon "Field Trip"

Sam with Babylon ruins and palace in background
My truck (BAE RG-11) parked in front of the palace
Babylonian lion squashing an invader
Friends and Family,

Attached are photos from my 3 September "field trip" to Babylon in the Babel province, near the city of Al Hillah. The ancient ruins are still relatively intact considering they are 3000 years old, there is a gorgeous palace built in 1890 overlooking the ruins. I even had a first class tour from an Iraqi archeologist who has spent his career studying, excavating, and rebuilding the Babylon ruins.


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