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Ancient Babylon

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The ancient city of Babylon, where Alexander the Great died, was located along the Euphrates River.  The city itself was divided into four equal parts covering both sides of the river.

The Euphrates played a key role in the life of Babylon which is located in today’s Iraq.  Although it provided an important trade link, between Babylon and the rest of the region, the Euphrates was not the only route by which the ancient people of the area traveled and traded.  Land routes provided access to Egypt, the Indus Valley and the Mediterranean Sea.

The city-state boasted a Great Ziggurat Temple and was the home of King Nebuchadnezzar and his Hanging Gardens, a “Wonder of the Ancient World”).   It had eight gates which provided access from the city’s streets to the area’s trade routes.

Click on the image for a better view of an artist’s interpretation of ancient Babylon.


Media Credits

Image online via Walton County School District (Georgia).

 

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