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

Gardens of Babylon

One of the seven wonders of the world, Hanging Gardens of Babylon by no means settled in Babylon, as ancient historians wrote. The true birthplace of the garden city is located 400 kilometers north of the previously unspecified place, and his real age at least a hundred years more. So says Stephanie Dalley, an archaeologist… Read more Gardens of Babylon