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Babylon (Akkadian: Bābili or Babilim; Arabic: بابل‎, Bābil) wis a signeeficant ceety in auncient Mesopotamie, in the fertile plain atween the Tigris an Euphrates rivers.

Babylon
بابل
US Navy 030529-N-5362A-001 A U.S. Marine Corps Humvee vehicle drives down a road at the foot of Saddam Hussein's former Summer palace with ruins of ancient Babylon in the background.jpg
A pairtial view o the ruins o Babylon frae Saddam Hussein's Simmer Palace
Babylon lies in the center o Iraq
Babylon lies in the center o Iraq
Shawn within Iraq
Alternate name Akkadian: Bābili(m)[1]
Sumerian: KÁ.DINGIR.RAKI[1]
Ebreu: בָּבֶל‎‎, Bavel[1]
Greek: Βαβυλών, Babylṓn
Auld Persie: 𐎲𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎽𐎢, Bābiru
Kassite leid: Karanduniash
Location Hillah, Babil Govrenorate, Iraq
Region Mesopotamie
Coordinates 32°32′11″N 44°25′15″E / 32.53639°N 44.42083°E / 32.53639; 44.42083Coordinates: 32°32′11″N 44°25′15″E / 32.53639°N 44.42083°E / 32.53639; 44.42083
Teep Settlement
Aurie 9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
History
Bigger Amorites
Foondit 1894 BC
Abandoned 141 BC
Site notes
Condeetion Ruined
Ainership Public
Public access Yes

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Cambridge Ancient History: Prolegomena & Prehistory: Vol. 1, Part 1. Accessed 15 Dec 2010.]