Babylon

Babylon

Babylon, Iraq, was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The city was built upon the Euphrates and divided in equal parts along its left and right banks, with steep embankments to contain the river's seasonal floods. Babylon was originally a small Semitic Akkadian city dating from the period of the Akkadian Empire c. 2300 BC.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Babil Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Akkadian

Later Cultures: Babylonia

Site Features: Babylonian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Babylon - Cultural Landscape and Achaeological City

Date of Submission: 2003

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