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Definition: Ancient capital of many an empire before it was the capital of the Persian Empire. Babylonian achievements in math, science, agriculture, and government were far advanced. The city itself was the envy of many a ruler, with its high walls and its Hanging Gardens.

Related Resources:
The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Ancient Iran (Persia)
Read all about ancient Persia and its capital, Babylon.

Gateways to Babylon
See Babylon as it was way back then.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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