General view of the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq July 5, 2019. The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A view of the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq July 5, 2019. The vote, at a UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan's capital Baku, made the ancient Mesopotamian city on the Euphrates River the sixth world heritage site within the borders of a country known as a cradle of civilization. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

People walk past the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq July 5, 2019. Babylon, about 85 kilometres (55 miles) south of Baghdad, was once the centre of a sprawling empire, renowned for its towers and mudbrick temples. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A man walks in the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq July 5, 2019. Iraq is replete with thousands of archaeological sites, many of which were heavily damaged or pillaged by Islamic State during its barbaric three-year-rule which ended in 2017. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

General view of the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

General view of the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani