Babylon , the old area called Mesopotamia, originally known as Sumer, and later as Sumer and Akkad, lies between the rivers Eufrat and Tiger, south of Baghdad today. The Babilonian civilization, between 18 BC sec and 6 BC, was like the Sumerian one that preceded it, with urban characteristics, although based on agriculture. The kingdom was composed of about 12 towns surrounded by villages.
#SEALOfHonor ..... Honoring Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas H. Anderson who selflessly sacrificed his life twelve years ago today in Iraq for our great Country on November 12, 2004. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten. http://www.iraqwarheroes.org/andersonnh.htm
Eridu Excavations. Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Iraq. It was long considered the earliest city in S Mesopotamia, and is still today argued to be the oldest city in the world. Located about 7.5-mi SW of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of cities that grew about temples. Eridu was founded ca 5400 BC, close to the Persian Gulf near the mouth of the Euphrates River
The Lion is the symbol of Babylon, and represents Ishtar, the goddess of fertility, love and war. Meant not only to symbolise Babylon, but to instill fear in enemies, it seems fitting that a single stone lion, albeit poorly preserved, is the only true remainder of Babylon that stands in Iraq today.
Biblical prophet Ezekiel's tomb with rabbi caretakers in the Iraqi town of Kifl, not far from the ancient city of Babylon. Ezekiel prophesized the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE and the exile to Babylon. Photo 1932. There aren't any Jews in Iraq today.
#Seal Of Honor .... Honoring Army Sgt. Angel De Jesus Lucio Ramirez who selflessly sacrificed his life ten years ago today in Iraq for our great Country on November 11, 2006. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten. http://www.iraqwarheroes.org/ramireza.htm