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)