ST: UNESCO: U.S. seriously damaged historic Babylon

"Iraq's U.S.-led invaders inflicted serious damage on Babylon, driving heavy machinery over sacred paths, bulldozing hilltops and digging trenches through one of the world's greatest archaeological sites, experts for UNESCO said Thursday.

'The use of Babylon as a military base was a grave encroachment on this internationally known archaeological site,' said a report which the U.N. cultural agency presented in Paris."


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