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Iraq’s Babylon listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Iraq's Babylon listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO_50.1

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has listed Iraq’s Babylon as a World Heritage Site. Babylon is developed as a walled city of mudbrick temples and towers, constituting the Tower of Babel, and the Ishtar Gate. The city was the centre of the ancient Babylonian empire more than 4,000 years ago.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Mains:

  • Capital of Iraq: Baghdad; Currency: Iraqi dinar.
  • Headquarters of UNESCO: Paris, France; Director General: Audrey Azoulay.

Source: The Aljazeera

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