Iraq tourism hangs in balance at Babylon - CNN.com
Several obstacles remain before the ancient ruins of Babylon can become a big tourist draw: 1) war, 2) nasty bad reconstructions done by Saddam, 3) rising water table threatening to destroy entire site. Hmm. Oh, yeah, theft of Ishtar gate some time back by Germans. That's all. I believe I'll be going to Babylon a little later than I go to Leptis Magna (in Libya).