Babylon (Q5684)

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capital city of Babylonia and an archaeological site in modern-day Iraq
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Babylon
capital city of Babylonia and an archaeological site in modern-day Iraq

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    1792 BCE
    1894 BCE
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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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    1. millennium
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    Άποψη των τειχών της αρχαίας Βαβυλώνας (Greek)
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    Αρχαιολογικά κατάλοιπα της αρχαίας Βαβυλώνας το 1975 (Greek)
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    330 BCE
    320 BCE
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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

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