The video below is presented by two members of the world monuments fund team working on the archaeological site of Babylon in Iraq. It presents some great images of the archaeological site and discusses the excavations dating from the 19th century onwards and particularly the reconstructions that have taken place on the site. A particularly interesting discussion centres on the politicisation of the reconstructions by Saddam Hussein, who identified with the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar II (c.605-562 BC)
I currently work for the University of Melbourne Australia as an academic specialist - curriculum designer in the Faculty of Arts. Where I work with other academics, primarily in history, to advise and assist subject coordinators in redesigning subject syllabi, structures and teaching delivery. Previously I taught Ancient History and Classical Languages at another Australian university for seven years full-time. I have taught various aspects of Roman, Mycenaean and Greek history and created courses on Barbarian Europe, Terrorism and Rebellion in the Ancient World and Ancient Warfare.