Paul Kosmin's paper complements that of Tuplin, arguing that, although Berossos' work superficially resembles that of Megasthenes and other Seleucid historians in that it describes a part of the empire, it had a strongly didactic purpose, educating Antiochus I in the proper behavior of a Babylonian king by providing him with models of good kings such as Nebuchadnezzar II
As stone was sparse in this region, artists used mud-bricks to build the elaborate city that Nebuchadnezzar II
Credited with the destruction of the temple of Solomon in 586 BCE, Nebuchadnezzar II
was also responsible for sending the Jews into exile, according to the Bible.
Combining contemporary art and archaeological treasures, primarily from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II
(605-562 BC), this exhibition explores our conceptions of the city of Babylon and reveals the rich legacy that it inspired.
Berossus, a Babylonian astronomer-priest in the 4th century BC, attributed the skyscraping arboretum to Nebuchadnezzar II
, Babylon's king from 604 to 562 BC.
However, others attribute it to Nebuchadnezzar II
in the 7th century BC as the device used to irrigate the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
It is known that Nebuchadnezzar II
went very often to Syria and Palestine to drive out the Egyptians, taking the Philistine city of Ashkelon in 604 and trying to push into Egypt in 601, when he was forced to pull back after a bloody, undecided battle and regroup his army in Babylon.
, the most successful ruler of the Neo-Babylonian dynasty, was no exception.
Babel in Iraq was one of the biggest cities in the ancient world under King Nebuchadnezzar II
King Nebuchadnezzar II
of Babylon destroys the First Temple (built by David's son Solomon).
MOST famous for its (allegedly mythical) hanging gardens, the city of Babylon had actually existed for nearly 2,000 years before they are supposed to have been built under the rule of King Nebuchadnezzar II
between 605 BC and 562 BC.
It flourished under the ruler Nebuchadnezzar II
, who reigned from 605 to 538BC and built the famous hanging gardens, named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Each division is named after an Iraqi hero such as Hammurabi, a Babylonian ruler who united Mesopotamia during his 43-year reign, or Nebuchadnezzar II
, the second king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire who conquered Jerusalem.
16 Nebuchadnezzar II
reigned over Babylonia between 605-562 BC.
Civilization Pack: Babylon includes the new playable Babylon civilization and its leader Nebuchadnezzar II