Today the British Museum opens Babylon, Myth And Reality, which explores the art and artifacts of this fabled city in what is now war-torn Iraq. The majestic lion on the cover of the Museum's Catalogue is a glazed brick relief from Babylon's Processional Way, the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC). The artist who created that lion two and a half millennia ago knew more about The Wow Factor than do modern "contemporary artists"! Click the title link for a brief video of the exhibition. The bad news is the admission charge: adults £8.