Babylon (Q5684)

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Akkadian city-state
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Babylon
Akkadian city-state
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Babylon was initially a minor city state, and controlled little surrounding territory, [...] until it became the capital of Hammurabi's short lived Babylonian Empire about a century later. Hammurabi (r. 1792–1750 BC) [...] (English)
The First Babylonian Dynasty was established by an Amorite chieftain named Sumu-abum in 1894 BC, who declared independence from the neighboring city-state of Kazallu. (English)
2 October 2015
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Of the four residences of the Achaemenids named by Herodotus — Ecbatana, Pasargadae or Persepolis, Susa and Babylon — the last was [...] their most important capital, the fixed winter quarters, the central office of bureaucracy, exchanged only in the heat of summer for some cool spot in the highlands. (English)
32°32'30.41"N, 44°25'53.92"E
1792 BCE
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