garden2The 4,000-year-old city of Babylon, home to one of the seven original wonders of the world, the eponymous hanging gardens, wasn’t in great shape when U.S. Forces arrived, but they didn’t help things either. A new UNESCO reports says the military bulldozed ancient hilltops for parking lots, destroyed cuneiform covered bricks and pottery and stuffed sandbags with archaeological fragments during their ‘grave encroachment on this internationally known archeological site.” |Washington Post|