US Military Caused ‘Major Damage’ To Ruins Of Babylon

“U.S. forces did not exactly destroy the 4,000-year-old city, home of one of the world’s original seven wonders, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. … But they did turn it into Camp Alpha, a military base, shortly after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Their 18-month stay there caused ‘major damage’ and represented a ‘grave encroachment on this internationally known archeological site,’ a report released this month in Paris by the United Nations’ cultural agency, UNESCO, says.”