The Great Ziggurat was built around 2100 BC by Ur-Nammu, the Sumerian King of Ur. It served as a place of worship, dedicated to the moon god Nanna. Southeast of the Ziggurat are the Royal Tombs. Ur-Nammu is the creator of the oldest known law code, predating Hammurabi by 300 years.
Border Traffic between Syria and Iraq, before the Iraq war. You can see a truck line on the Syria site waiting for passing the border. // Grenzverkahr zwischen Syrien und Irak, vor dem Irak-Krieg. Auf der Syrischen Seite sieht man eine LKW-Schange, die auf die Einreise in den Irak wartet.
This base has gone through an extensive history, first being one of Saddam's palaces, then being partly responsible for the War in Iraq, then becoming Cobra Base, then Camp Victory, and finally was known as Camp Liberty. Read it all here: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/abu_ghurayb-cc.htm
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