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Babylon, Al Hillah

Categories: Ruins, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on a few reviews on the web
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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  • 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. 
  • I visited this place and it's magical!! You can feel the life of old Babylon and see the not original Ishtar Gate and the Babylon Lion.. Definitely must go there.. Don't miss it if you have the chance 
  • 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.
  • Its so amazing when i see the photos. I wish i could go there with my family
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  • I wish oneday ..i will found this place..
  • Excellent place. But i never goes there. I wishing go there with my family.