History: Babylon

Posted on Sun 28 June 2020 in history

South-Central Mesopotamia- A capital city of ancient Mesopotamia established by Hammurabi. Babylon is known for its luxury and wealth. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612 BCE, is well known for its achievements, including the defeat of the Assyrian Empire, agricultural prominence, trade in textiles and metals, and renowned for the famous 'Hanging Gardens.' The Hanging Gardens are said to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Despite apparent success and stability, Babylon fell to Cyrus the Great

539 BCE.