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Definition: Wide-ranging group of people that included many other famous groups. Basically, the Babylonians were people who lived in a civilization whose capital was Babylon. This included the Amorites, Chaldeans, and others. As Mesopotamia is used to describe the entire region of the Tigris-Euphrates valleys, so is Babylonia used to describe almost the entire region.

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

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Babylonians
This site focuses on the Babylonians and their place in history.

Babylonian Mathematics
Some great mathematical feats took place in ancient Babylonia. This site tells you more about them.

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