Babylon

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Babylon
بابل
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A pairtial view o the ruins o Babylon frae Saddam Hussein's Simmer Palace
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Alternate nameAkkadian: Bābili(m)[1]
Sumerian: KÁ.DINGIR.RAKI[1]
Ebreu: בָּבֶל‎‎, Bavel[1]
Greek: Βαβυλών, Babylṓn
Auld Persie: 𐎲𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎽𐎢, Bābiru
Kassite leid: Karanduniash
LocationHillah, Babil Govrenorate, Iraq
RegionMesopotamie
Coordinates32°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
TeepSettlement
Aurie9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
History
BiggerAmorites
Foondit1894 BC
Abandoned141 BC
Site notes
CondeetionRuined
AinershipPublic
Public accessYes

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.

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  1. a b c The Cambridge Ancient History: Prolegomena & Prehistory: Vol. 1, Part 1. Accessed 15 Dec 2010.]