From Iraq Iraq Set To Rebuild The Tower Of Babel -- By: Agency France-Presse

Journal: Bible and Spade (First Run)
Volume: BSP 04:4 (Autumn 1975)
Article: From Iraq Iraq Set To Rebuild The Tower Of Babel
Author: Agency France-Presse

From Iraq
Iraq Set To Rebuild The Tower Of Babel

Agency France-Presse

Rome, Feb. 9 — An Italian archaeologist flew to Iraq today to start to rebuild ancient Babylon and the Tower of Babel.

Archaeologist Giorgio Gullini has been entrusted by the Iraqi government with the task of breathing life back into 30 centuries of civilization that existed in a city covering 21 square miles, he said before taking off. He added:

“We are something like astronauts exploring time.

“The Babylon that existed 3, 000 years before Christ is not only covered with earth, but with subsurface water that has to be drained. That will be the first job.

“Another task will be uncovering the ruins of the immense walls that surrounded the city, and the street network inside them.”

It will be the first time that archaeologists have tried to reconstitute different periods of the same city.

(Washington Post, February 10, 1975)

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all thing, by whom also he made the worlds.

Hebrews 1:1, 2

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