Babylon: Wissenskultur in Orient und Okzident Science by Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Margarete van Ess, Joachim Marzahn

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Four layers could be distinguished. The first consists of light THE SITUATION OF THE BABYLON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE UNTIL 2006 29 Fig. 13 | Trench 8, north of trench 7 (State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, Iraq). Fig. 14 | Trench 8, cleaned section with archaeological layers (State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, Iraq). yellow clay with a thickness of 45 cm. Interspersed in it is a layer of pottery fragments with a thickness of 5 cm. The second layer is light in color and has a thickness of 35 cm.

Such was the depth of feeling around the world, that at the end of December 2004 the coalition authorities took the decision to close down the camp and hand control of Babylon back to the Iraqi side (Fig. 9). 4 It is an extremely useful piece of work, and an important source of reference, but what the report does not do is detail the damage caused between March 2003 and December 2004. Consequently, I was asked by Dr Mufid al-Jazairi, then Minister of Culture, to 4 M. ), Report Concerning the Condition of the Preservation of the Babylon Archaeological Site, privately distributed typescript and DVD, 2004.

Eleventh cut It is east of the Temple of Ishtar, near the observation post. The cut has a length of 3 m, a width of 2 m, and a height of 3 m. 3 Sandbags made by the US-owned Handling Equipment Specialty Company. THE SITUATION OF THE BABYLON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE UNTIL 2006 33 Fig. 17 | Cut 9, southwestern part of the city, west of the street Jumjumah – Presidential Palace, south of cut 7 (State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, Iraq). 12. Twelfth cut It is located north of the Babylonian House. A 150 m long cut was made in the mounds.

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