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Babylon Ruins, Iraq

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
People who practice Judaism and show interest in the culture of the ancient world, will like to visit the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon. This city was founded more than 5 000 years ago. It was one of the largest cities in ancient Mesopotamia. For hundreds of years, Babylon remained the most important political, economic, and cultural center. Today, you can see the ruins of one of the oldest cities in the world near Al Hillah. Babylon was destroyed as early as the 1000 BC. However, the ruins of this ancient city do not cease to amaze with their greatness.

Babylon Ruins, Iraq An area of ​​the ancient city was about 4 square km. There were many fortifications, majestic palaces, and religious monuments. Today, their ruins attract to these places many people practicing Judaism. Since the beginning of archaeological research in the ancient Babylon, many objects were restored. Travelers have an opportunity to admire the great fortification wall that has surrounded the city thousands of years ago. Tourists can see recreated ancient towers and fortresses.

In addition to the ruins of ancient buildings, researchers also found numerous clay tablets with the cuneiform writing. Decoding them will shed light on many important historical events and Jewish traditions. For many years, Babylon remained synonymous with any large and immoral city. For the first time, the death of Babylon was foretold by the prophet Isaiah. For several thousand years, the magnificent ancient city and its tragic history have been an integral part of Jewish culture. Absolutely anyone can stroll through its artistically restored streets today. Next - City of David


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