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Ghengis Khan Monument, Mongolia

Ghengis Khan Monument, Mongolia

평양 (Pyongyang) in North Korea

평양 (Pyongyang) in North Korea

New York City in New York

New York City in New York

Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

Another view of Hattusa, the Hittite capital, highlighting the sophisticated defenses built into an already impressive natural environment.

Another view of Hattusa, the Hittite capital, highlighting the sophisticated defenses built into an already impressive natural environment.

Archaeologists rebuilt a 65-meter-long section of the Hattusas city walls in 2005.  They utilized structural systems and materials identical to what the ancient Hittites had used.  The lower zones of the walls were cyclopean masnory; but the upper walls were constructed of sun-dried mud-brick.   sun-dried mud-brick is a typical Mesopotamian building material that goes back to the Sumerians.

Archaeologists rebuilt a 65-meter-long section of the Hattusas city walls in 2005. They utilized structural systems and materials identical to what the ancient Hittites had used. The lower zones of the walls were cyclopean masnory; but the upper walls were constructed of sun-dried mud-brick. sun-dried mud-brick is a typical Mesopotamian building material that goes back to the Sumerians.

NINEVEH (Iraq) - The Gates of Nineveh - capital of the Assyrian Empire and largest city of the world during the 7th Century BCE, it fell in 612 BCE during the Battle of Nineveh to the Babylonians and Chaldeans.

NINEVEH (Iraq) - The Gates of Nineveh - capital of the Assyrian Empire and largest city of the world during the 7th Century BCE, it fell in 612 BCE during the Battle of Nineveh to the Babylonians and Chaldeans.

Babylon, Iraq  Babylon was an Akkadian city-state (founded in 1867 BC by an Amorite dynasty) of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found in present-day Al Hillah, Babylon Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 mi) south of Baghdad. All that remains of the original ancient famed city of Babylon today is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Babylon, Iraq Babylon was an Akkadian city-state (founded in 1867 BC by an Amorite dynasty) of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found in present-day Al Hillah, Babylon Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 mi) south of Baghdad. All that remains of the original ancient famed city of Babylon today is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Ancient Babylon (modern-day Iraq) Reconstructed Plan of the Tower and its Surrounding.

Ancient Babylon (modern-day Iraq) Reconstructed Plan of the Tower and its Surrounding.

Art - Reconstruction of Persepolis - Tomb of Cyrus the Great - Pasargadae

Art - Reconstruction of Persepolis - Tomb of Cyrus the Great - Pasargadae