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Iraqs Babylon listed as UNESCOs World Heritage Site

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee voted to list sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site (WHS) 30 years of lobbying efforts by Iraq.
Iraq to have Babylon site recognised by UNESCO.
The World Heritage Committee met in Baku (capital of Azerbaijan) to consider Babylon.
Babylon on WHS List will encourage research and development of the site.

About Babylon 
It is a massive 10sq-km complex of which just 18% has been excavated.
It was the Centre of ancient Babylonian empire more than 4,000 years ago. The excavation of the site began in the early 1800s.
It is the largest populated city in the ancient history.
It is internationally known for its hanging gardens, the Ishtar Gate and Tower of Babel.
It is internationally known for its hanging gardens, the Ishtar Gate and Tower of Babel.

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