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Definition: People who ruled Babylonia for a time. They were another people who had the great city of Babylon as their capital. Chaldea was a region of Babylonia and grew to prominence beginning about 612 B.C. The most famous Chaldean ruler was Nebechadnezzar (605-562), who had built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Chaldea was often in conflict with Assyria and was eventually conquered by Cyrus of Persia in 539 B.C.

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The Ancient Middle East
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The Chaldeans
This site focuses on the Chaldeans and their place in history.

The Chaldeans: The Big Picture
Learn more about the Chaldeans and their great king, Nebuchadnezzar.

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