The exact (think GPS) location of many biblical sites are known. We know exectly where Abraham bound Issac and suspect that is the same spot where the Holy of Holies was. Some of the ancient sites (or their remnants) still stand such as the wall to Harod’s Temple, Cave of Macpelah, Masada, and Rachel’s Tomb. Same is true of several historical sites of European Jewry such as the Old-New Synagogue in Prague. People tour these sites and make pilgramedges to the graves of famous rabbis. It would stand to reason that the precise location(s) of the academies where the Talmud—-arguably the most essential text in Judaism—-was debated, written, and stored would also be known.
Was the Talmud debated and written at a specific location—such as a synagogue, yeshiva, private house, etc—in Babylon and is there any remnants of the building(s) that was/were used? Since authorship took place over the course of several hundred years it seems probable that there may have been numerous sites used. There had to be a place where the Talmud was debated, physical written, and stored (like in a library). Do we have knowledge of the exact locations of these academies/building and are there any remnants still in existence? It would seem that such a “holy” site would elicit much interest and—-Iraqi politics notwithstanding—-would be given a high priority for visiting.