What Is Civilization And How Do We Find Out About Them?

The term “Civilization” is usually applied to peoples whose culture has already reached a certain level of development. This level is characterized by the invention of writing, the creation of a calendar, and the development of large public entities, such as settlements and cities, with a well-organized management system (administration), codes of law and monumental… Read more What Is Civilization And How Do We Find Out About Them?

Sunset of Babylon

It was only six years after the death of King Nebuchadnezzar II, and the dynasty founded by him had already lost power. In mid-May, 556 BC, the throne was captured by the indigenous Babylonian Nabonidus, the son of one of the greatest nobles of Babylon. He married the Egyptian queen Nitokris, the widow of Nebuchadnezzar… Read more Sunset of Babylon