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Babylon, Al Hillah
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Babylon was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The city was built upon the Euphrates and divided in equal parts along its left and right banks, with steep embankments to contain the river's seasonal floods. Babylon was originally a small Semitic Akkadian city dating from the period of the Akkadian Empire c. 2300 BC.The town attained independence as part of a small city state with the rise of the First Amorite Babylonian Dynasty in 1894 BC. Claiming to be the successor of the more ancient Sumero-Akkadian city of Eridu, Babylon eclipsed Nippur as the "holy city" of Mesopotamia around the time Amorite king Hammurabi created the first short lived Babylonian Empire in the 18th century BC. Babylon grew and South Mesopotamia came to be known as Babylonia.The empire quickly dissolved after Hammurabi's death and Babylon spent long periods under Assyrian, Kassite and Elamite domination. After being destroyed and then rebuilt by the Assyrians, Babylon became the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire from 609 to 539 BC. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After the fall of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, the city came under the rules of the Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, Roman and Sassanid empires.
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  • As mentioned in Bible about Babylon, the HISTORY behind this town is great. The remnants of 2000 years old hanging garden & Palace are still be seen. The Euphrates and Tigris rivers are passing thru n...  more »
  • Lovers of history, it is here where you can smell history. A small tip: avoid June, July, August and September. They are hoooot! 
  • It is greatful place..and you can see how it was.... It has hot wheather at june,july and augest So i advice wn u r there at these months...go afternoon or early morning...u can get enjoyment. 
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  • Awesome place(^_^) ITs fun but with education. I would recomend it for family trips
  • So natural effects ,I realy do like it
  • A must see on your family vacation to Iraq! The tour guides were very friendly, and the views of the garden were incomparably beautiful. Just be sure to bring your magnifying glasses though, because it is very difficult to see.
  • Researching this for school I wish I could go there it looks really awesome. It also looks like paradise to me I really want to go there like so bad. But I just got home from Las Vegas so I cant anywhere for a minute. Nut maybe next time I go on a trip it will Be to The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I can't wait for my next trip. Yay!
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