Babylon

sights / Historic

Babylon information

Iraq
Address
Extras S Iraq
Getting there
water taxi from Baghdad
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Babylon, perhaps the most famous of Iraq's ancient sites, was most prominent during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-563 BC). With its high walls and magnificent palaces and temples, it was regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities. Now, all that remains of the ruins of Babylon is a huge and magnificent lion, eroded by time and the weather.