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Sunset of Babylon

BabylonIt 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 II, and adopted the prince Belsharruusur (Belshazzar), son of Nebuchadnezzar II and Nitokris. Unlike the kings of the Chaldean origin that preceded him, Nabonid was araeem.

The government of Nabonidus was marked by a series of unprecedented acts. Hardly having mastered the throne, he retired to the Arabian steppes and deserts. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Historical

 

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Mysterious History of Babylon

Mysterious history of BabylonThe biblical story of the grand structure. Tower of Babel still is haunted by numerous scientists who are trying to disprove any, or to prove the truth of the story. ¬†According to the well-known legend, one day people wanted to build a tower that would reach to the sky, and it’s not like God, who as a punishment for human pride and self-confidence of people deprived of a common language.

Cease to understand each other’s builders abandoned their venture, and the place where there is a significant historical event was called Babylon, which in Aramaic means confusion. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2015 in Historical

 

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Gardens of Babylon

Gardens of BabylonOne 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 from Oxford, who spent nearly two decades of life on quest for the legendary miracle of light. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Historical, miracles, Mysterious

 

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