Babylon was the capital city of the ancient Babylonian Empire, which is a term referring to either of 2 empires in the Mesopotamian area in antiquity. These 2empires achieved regional dominance between the 19th and 15th centuries BCE, and again between the 7th and 6th centuries BCE. The city, built along both banks of the Euphrates, had steep embankments to contain the river's seasonal floods. The site of the ancient city lies just south of present-day Baghdad.
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
By Hinkkanen @ 2005-07-21 03:34:38