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November 7th, 2008, 06:55 PM
A Briefing on Babylon
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November 7th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Wow...I had not seen that video before, pretty spectacular.
November 7th, 2008, 07:31 PM
This is from a series, "Babel Now - Conversations with Babylonians".
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"We need to reevaluate our cutural and visual heritage - heritage that stems from Babylonian culture.
"We need to transfer the memory into something material and tangible . . . whether through painting, clothing design, ceramics - things that people interact with on a daily basis.
"We must have the Babylonian fingerprint on our lives."
November 7th, 2008, 08:07 PM
From the series, "Babel Now - Conversations with Babylonians".
Bank Manager, Al Rasheed Bank
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"Babel, like any other Iraqi city . . . witnesses . . . feels . . . the impact of the turbulent conditions that affect the region.
"What distinguishes Babel is that it's situated at the center of Iraq.
"A city in this location, well, it has its . . . it has a special weight."
November 7th, 2008, 08:28 PM
I really enjoyed the Chuck Missler clip. Thank you for doing all of this. :hat
November 8th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Not to mention the money the US has spent there putting in some pretty high tech cabling. And the lovely embassy we built for the future world leaders to stay at.
Our tax dollars hard at work... making sure the future AC has a great place to rule from. :pound
November 11th, 2008, 05:42 AM
Babylon at the British Museum: When Nebuchadnezzar's ziggurat was the centre of the world
A new exhibition explores the ancient city of Babylon - location of the great Biblical tower, and the origin of our moden misgivings about cities.
(short video at link)
More . . . (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/11/10/bababylon110.xml)
November 11th, 2008, 12:47 PM
I saw a segment today on FOXBusiness channel about the govt trying to decide whether to put in land line telephone ifrastructure all over the country or just go with cell phone towers...can't find a link yet, maybe later on in the day....
new Iraq amusement park
Chuck Missler has connections with some intelligence from inside Iraq that a communications "outpost" is being constructed (By Europe) 20 or so miles from the US Embassy - in Babylon! It's still sort of a secret, but it's obviously geared up for something, or someone!
November 14th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Iraq's damaged Babylon hopes for revival
Beneath a patch of stony, desert ground on the River Euphrates, surrounded by date palms, many of the secrets of the cradle of civilisation are still waiting to be uncovered.
November 14th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Can ancient Babylon be saved?
Now, for the first time, global institutions led by the U.N. are thoroughly documenting the damage and how to fix it. A UNESCO report due out early next year will cite Saddam’s construction but focus, at the Iraqi government’s request, on damage done by U.S. forces from April to September 2003, and the Polish troops deployed there for more than a year afterward.
The U.S., which turned Babylon into a military base, says the looting would have been worse but for the troops’ presence. The U.S. also says it will help rehabilitate Babylon, funding an effort by the World Monuments Fund and Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, but has yet to release precise funding figures.
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