Ishtar Gate, Iraq

A Heritage from Home Event

The ancient city of Babylon, once the capital of a vast, sophisticated empire, today represents one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. After thousands of years, the remains of Babylonia's legendary capital continue to yield insight into the past and draw visitors to one of the most popular destinations in Iraq.

On September 15, explore Babylon with Program Director Jeff Allen and uncover the rich history of this biblical site. With a guided exploration of the elegant Ishtar Gate, the largest and most elaborate of the city’s gateways, this virtual tour will highlight key conservation challenges and WMF’s ongoing project to address them.

Video release date: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Live Event

A live virtual screening of the Ishtar Gate tour will be held on September 15, followed by a post-video discussion with Jeff Allen, WMF Program Director, and guests. 

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 12:00 pm (EDT)

Registrations will open on September 1, 2022.
The date and time of this event remain subject to change.


WMF's work at Babylon is made possible thanks to support from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Estate of Paul Mellon, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and the Charities Aid Foundation of Canada.

About Heritage from Home

Heritage from Home brings viewers behind the scenes to some of World Monuments Fund’s most iconic sites around the globe guided by the WMF experts who safeguard them for the future. 

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