Watch a video about the restoration and tourism in Babylon.

See images of restoration.

Around Babylon ran a wall sixty miles long and 300 feet high. Scarcely a trace of this wall remains. But by digging away the covering of sand, archaeologists have uncovered splendid buildings like these. Restoration and reconstruction has been done. This shows a portion of the processional wall. (CC BY-SA 4.0 ©2011 Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg))


A reconstruction of the blue-tiled Ishtar Gate (housed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin) which was the northern entrance to Babylon. It was named for the goddess of love and war. (CC BY 2.0 ©2006 Rictor Norton)


Today we find Babylon, once the greatest city on earth, a sea of ruins and sand dunes. Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, these sand dunes were magnificent palaces and temples. (public domain, 2003, U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson)