At an estimated cost of $3 billion pledged from countries worldwide, work is now underway on a new Sarcophagus to allow the dismantling of reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. These photos were taken September 2015, just before the shelter is due to be slid into place.
Under Kiev a mass of drains, underground rivers, metro tunnels, bunkers and cable shafts link the under ground world with the surface. This is a short video of our afternoon exploring some of them.
The remains of the ancient famed city of Babylon sit in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers about fifty miles south of Baghdad in Iraq. Its hanging gardens were one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Close to the site of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, the Ziggurat of Dur-Kurigalzu was built in the 14th century BC by the Kassite king Kurigalzu.
A historically significant Arab City in northern Iraq on one of the major Roman trade routes. Abandoned over 1750 years ago.
The Iraqi National Museum contains exhibits dating back to the birth of civilisation. It was not open to regular Iraqi people when we visited in 2012 because of the current security situation but the staff there were working very hard towards a point when they hope it will be open for anyone to visit.