Saddam Hussein Plaque in Babylon

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 January 2019

Modern mud-brick in a wall which was inscribed with Arabic language that mentions the name of Saddam Hussein as the president and protector of the great Iraq, who had re-built Babylon in 1987-1988 CE .” This brick documents the first and second renovation plans in 1987-1988 CE. Some bricks document the finalization of the renovation plan in 1989 CE. Saddam used more than 60 million modern bricks to construct new walls and buildings and he imitated Mesopotamian kings and rulers in using these stamped bricks. These bricks in this picture are from the South Palace of Nebuchadnezzar II. The original ancient palace was buried beneath this palace. The UNESCO removed Babylon from the World Heritage List, thereafter.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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