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I. Identification and Discovery

The ruins of Babylon lie on the banks of one of the arms of the river Euphrates, 90 km southwest of Baghdad. Known from the OT, the name of the city had always been associated with a mound of ruins in the northern-most part of the area called Babil. In the Middle Ages, the knowledge of the site was preserved by European travelers v…

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Klengel-Brandt, Evelyn, “Babylon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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