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WMF Launches \"The Future of Babylon\" Project

Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), announced today that WMF, with funding of nearly $700,000 from the U.S. Department of State, is launching “The Future of Babylon,” a major new project at the famed ancient city that lies in modern Iraq. Continuing its collaboration with Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), WMF will work closely with a core team of SBAH professionals to assess and map the current conditions of Babylon and develop a master plan for its conservation, study, and tourism. As part of this project, WMF will train the SBAH team in up-to-date methodologies and technologies in the field.

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