The antiquated Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been announced an Unesco World Heritage Site.
Iraq had been campaigning since 1983 for the 4,000-year-old site to be added to the United Nations’ esteemed rundown.
The city was well known for its Hanging Gardens, which were among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The site has endured as of late – first from the development of a royal residence for Saddam Hussein, and later from being utilized as a base for US troops.
The UN World Heritage Committee met in Azerbaijan to settle on the most recent locales to be given the respect – granted to territories or tourist spots thought about significant for the entire of humankind and secured by worldwide bargains.
The Iraqi appointment respected the assignment, considering it to be an acknowledgment of the hugeness of Babylon and Mesopotamian civilisation.
An imitation of the Ishtar Gate, which was one of the first Seven Wonders of the World
Reporting its choice, Unesco stated: “Seat of progressive domains, under rulers, for example, Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon speaks to the outflow of the imagination of the Neo-Babylonian Empire at its stature.