Bābilu (‘gate of God’)/Babylon at the time of the Neo-Babylonian Empire (7th/6th cents. BC)
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The Mesopotamian metropolis of Bābilu with its 2,200 acres (890 hectares) of enclosed space was one of the largest cities of Antiquity as well as the cultural, economic and at times also political centre of the Ancient Middle East. The city’s ruins are situated in the centre of the southern Mesopotamian alluvial plain on a branch of the Euphrates that was called Araḫtu in Antiquity. The …

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Novák, M., “Bābilu (‘gate of God’)/Babylon at the time of the Neo-Babylonian Empire (7th/6th cents. BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 21 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA056>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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