The city of Babylon (6th century BC)

The city of Babylon (6th century BC)

The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.



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  • On the banks of which river was the city of Babylon located?
  • Who founded the Old Babylonian Empire?
  • Who was the main god of Babylon?
  • When did Hammurabi reign?
  • What was the total length of the walls of Babylon?
  • How high was the Ishtar Gate?
  • Which animal is not depicted on the walls of Babylon?
  • According to Herodotus, how many towers were built along the walls of Babylon?
  • What was the colour of the glazed bricks that covered the walls of Babylon?
  • How many buildings in Babylon are included among the Wonders of the Ancient World?
  • In which present-day country was ancient Babylon located?
  • What were the doors of the Ishtar Gate crafted of?
  • What was walled area where the ziggurat stood called?
  • What was not built in the ancient city of Babylon?
  • Is it true that the walls of Babylon were listed as one of the Wonders of the Ancient World?
  • During the reign of which ruler was the Ishtar Gate completed?
  • What structure was built in the temple district of Babylon?
  • In which century did the Ishtar Gate take its final form?
  • Is it true that the exact location of the Hanging Gardens is unknown?
  • To which goddess was the most monumental and most ornamented gate in Babylon dedicated?
  • Which empire did Nebuchadnezzar II rule?
  • Where was the city of Babylon located?
  • What does the Akkadian word 'Bab-ili' mean?
  • Which Assyrian king had Babylon destroyed?
  • What was the name of the road that led to the Ishtar Gate?
  • Where is a reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate shown today?
  • What are special Mesopotamian type of temples called?
  • Which biblical structure is associated with the Ziggurat of Babylon?
  • To which deity was the ziggurat of Babylon dedicated?
  • To which deity was the temple district of Babylon dedicated?
  • What was Ishtar not a goddess of?


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