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Friday, April 14, 2006

 

US offers Babylon damage apology

`A senior US marine officer says he is willing to apologise for the damage caused by his troops to the ancient Iraqi site of Babylon.

US forces built a helicopter pad on the ancient ruins and filled their sandbags with archaeological material in the months following the 2003 invasion.

Colonel Coleman was chief of staff at Babylon when it was occupied by the First Marine Expeditionary Force.

Babylon’s Hanging Gardens were among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.’




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