Entrance to the ancient city of Babylon. This gate is a smaller modern reproduction
of the Ishtar Gate.
Original layout of Babylon
Entrance to the ancient palace compound
Outer walls of ancient palace compound. The bricks in the lower quarter of
the wall are original construction. The bricks above that are modern
construction, done by Saddam. Much of the original city has been covered
by sand over the centuries. The archway visible here was once the top of
a 12 foot high doorway.
The ancient palace grounds is a virtual maze of walls and
passages and it is believed that in one of these courtyards
is where Daniel was thrown to the lions.
Bats living in one of the chambers where meat was once hung and cured.
The remains of Nebuchanezzar's North Palace.
View of Saddam's palace from the ruins of Nebuchanezzar's palace.
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