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U.S. Soldiers Among First to Tour Ancient Iraqi Temple November 15, 2009

Posted by bigworldcentral in World News.


The Ziggurat of Ur has stood for 4,000 years in the desert close to Nasiriyah in southeastern Iraq, but this one of a kind historical site had been almost totally off limits to guests under Saddam Hussein. All that has alternated since the old regime was overthrown in 2003, and now, U.S. soldiers are some of the site’s most accessible visitors. The temple-pyramid is a part of the ruins of an antediluvian Sumerian city. Dhair Muhsen, an Iraqi tour guide, said Hussein made it challenging for tourists to visit the sites, arranging strict checkpoints with Iraqi soldiers and informing people they couldn’t take pictures. The majority of people who visit the site now are U.S. soldiers, who are transported over to the site from close by Camp Adder. Another site, near the Ziggurat of Ur, is contemplated even more historically convincing. It is affirmed to have been the home of Abraham, a central figure in the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions. Rest of the story.

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Credit to Foxnews for the information and the photo.



1. frog2008 - November 22, 2009

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2. Mars - November 22, 2009

I’m not sure if this is a good thing or if too, will soon be destroyed. I often wonder if tourism should be allowed to some of the places that have lasted this long.

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