BABYLON (بابل)

Babylon was one of the largest, oldest settlements in Mesopotamia and the Middle East on the Euphrates River. It was the seat of successive powerful empires under such famous rulers as Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar. Babylon was the capital of southern Mesopotamia (Babylonia) from the early 2nd millennium to the early 1st millennium BC and the capital of the Neo-Babylonian (Chaldean) empire in the 7th and 6th centuries BC when it was at the height of its splendor. Its remains (🎫 25000 IQD), outer and inner city walls, gates, palaces, and temples, are a unique testimony to one of the most influential empires of the ancient world. The city’s association with one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the Hanging Gardens – has also inspired artistic, popular, and religious culture on a global scale.

Parking location – Babylon: 32.541159N 44.423701E