The U.S. military did major damage to the site of one of the wonders of the ancient world while converting it into a base, the United Nations said in a new report.So, we modernized it a bit. Big fucking deal.
The site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon was converted into Camp Alpha shortly after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.
The troops and their contractors caused "major damage" by digging, cutting, scraping and leveling while they were revamping the site to meet military standards.Sounds like they made some nice improvements.
Babylon, an hour's drive south of Baghdad, dates to ancient Mesopotamia. The city on the banks of the Euphrates River was the home of Hammurabi and later Nebuchadnezzer, who built the famous gardens for his wife. Alexander the Great wished to make Babylon his capital, but died before realizing his plan.
Old shit is dumb.