Saddam Hussein's mark above, Nebuchadnezzer's below. Both Say "I'm the Greatest"About to boardOver open sightsReconstructed Ishtar GatePossible City Layout, 600 BCThe Actual Ishtar Way (doesn't look like much)"Lion of Babylon"Housing for the middle classIshtar Gate bas relief in baked clay (reconstruction)Ishar Gate with tourists"You are HERE"For comparison, a modern-era bas relief (Baghdad)Modern reconstruction — notice sign for 'Souvenirs,' in English and ArabicEvidence of new residents of Babylon (US Marines), June 2003Amphitheatre near Babylon (I couldn't resist)Souless. Built on top of the actual ruins, destroying them archaeologically