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.Before you head to Al Hillah, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Al Hillah vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Al Hillah has to offer, including Babylon.
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Еще совсем недавно мы с женой перечитывали Библию и вот мы в самом известном библейском городе. И опять одни. more »More recently, my wife and I read the Bible and here we are in the most famous biblical town. And once again, alone.View original
Impressive ruins, history at every footstep. Go to Berlin to see the original Ishtar gate though. Seems to be so much more to excavate. more »
People it is an amazing place to see an old civilization, here you can see gate of Ishtar &Babil's lion and cuneiform writing having fun with friend and family on the side of the Euphrates river ❤️ more »
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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