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A Guide Through the Ruins of Babylon and Borsippa

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Éditeur : Government Press Date & Lieu : 1937, Baghdad
Préface : Pages : 68
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Langue : AnglaisFormat : 145x205 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. En. Lp. Gen. 53Thème : Général

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A Guide Through the Ruins of Babylon and Borsippa

A Guide Through the Ruins of Babylon and Borsippa

J. Jordan

Government Press

Babylon is situated 95 kilometres south of Baghdad on the main road which leads from Baghdad-West to Hilla and the Euphrates region of ‘Iraq. One can reach it in about two hours time by car and in 4¼ hours by railway. The road leads near to the palace mound of Babil through remains of ancient water canals and hardly recognizable traces of the town-wall into the town area, passes through it for a little more than four kilometres and leaves it at the south through dam-like remains of the outer-town fortification.

Close by the road is the line Baghdad-—Basra of the 'Iraq State Railways which has established a halt about in the middle of the town area for visitors to the ruins. Here the car leaves the main ...

Table des Matières


A. The situation of Babylon / 1
B. Summary of its history / 2
C. Excavations at Babylon / 4
D. The topography of Babylon after the results of excavations / 5
1. The fortifications of the outer and inner-town. The course of the Euphrates. The canals / • • 5
2. The palaces of Nabukhodnozzer / 8
Qasr. Procession Street. Ishtar Gate. Babil
3. The temples / 12
Esagila and Etemenanki, the Tower of Babylon.
Emakh. The temples for Gula and Ninurta. The temple for Ishtar of Agade
4. The dwelling quarters in the Merkez. The burial places / 14
5. The Persian building / 15
6. The Greek Theatre / 16
E. Walk through the ruins of Babylon / 16
F. Borsippa / 19
G. List of Maps and figures / 21

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