The Chernobyl Sarcophagus

The Chernobyl Sarcophagus

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.

Ancient Babylon

Ancient Babylon

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.

Iraqi National Museum, Baghdad

Iraqi National Museum, Baghdad

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.