The ruins of the legendary civilization

21.04.2004

21.04.2004

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For quite a long time, scientists believed the legend of the Tower of Babel a symbolic legend and human arrogance. It was not until the end of the last century came from Europe, archaeologists have found the exact location of the ruins of Babylon.

A hundred kilometers

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Germany: the ruins of the legendary civilization

22.04.2004

22.04.2004

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For quite a long time, scientists believed the legend of the Tower of Babel a symbolic legend and human arrogance. It was not until the end of the last century came from Europe, archaeologists have found the exact location of the ruins of Babylon.

A hundred kilometers

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Tower of Babel — Fact or Fiction?

A group of archaeologists has found conclusive evidence that there was a Tower of Babel. As evidence of the plates have been demonstrated with the characters, as well as chip boards with carvings.

Age artifacts found dated to about 2500 BC, this period falls during the reign of the great Babylonian king-conqueror Nebuchadnezzar II. During this period, the Babylonian Empire was at the height of its prosperity. Today, the world of the ancient artifacts found belong to the famous art collector Martin Schoen from Norway. Order a translation of the

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Sirrush — a strange beast of Babylon

May 14, 2012 9:05

Babylon … The name of the city — the Bab-Ilu (Gate of God) and the strange beast on the gates of his …

Sirrush — a strange beast of Babylon

In the heart of Berlin — a ten minute walk from the Brandenburg Gate, the "Museum Island" is the famous Pergamon Museum, named in honor of him being in the altar of Zeus from the city of Pergamum. It is the most visited museum of the German capital, last year it was visited by about 660,000 people. Pergamon in the masterpieces of ancient Eastern

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Secrets of the «walls of Babylon»

In the reality of ancient Babylon, scientists believe with difficulty, and not immediately. Evidence and views of ancient scholars and philosophers, such as Herodotus and Strabo, not taken seriously even in the fifties of the nineteenth century, because it was assumed that they, like children very much like to exaggerate.

Indeed, according to Herodotus, circle wall fencing Babylon stood at almost ninety miles! Although ancient philosophers such as Diodorus and Strabo were significantly less "generous" (they wrote that the Babylonian walls are only 70 miles long), and did not believe them. Even the capital of Great Britain, London, with

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Hanging Gardens of Babylon

According to historians, Antipater traveled and recorded his impressions. Babylon smote him, above all, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

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In 1898, on the banks of the Euphrates, about a hundred kilometers south of modern Baghdad, on the instructions of the German Oriental Society archaeologist Robert Koldewey began searching for the legendary Babylon.

Having studied a lot of literature devoted to the ancient city Koldewey wanted to find this architectural wonder, the glory of which consisted of the Tower of Babel, grandiose walls and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. According to historical sources, the luxury and splendor of

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Ancient Babylon

The first researcher who undertook the serious excavations of ancient Babylon was Robert Koldewey spent 12 years of his life, having spent nearly two million marks for modest wages and salaries, the shovels and wheelbarrows to clear Babylon of biblical legends and make it a real fact.

Koldewey first expedition unearthed two rows of the walls of Babylon, which stretched around the city about 90 kilometers. This was twice the circumference of the last century London, and after that time London had more than two million inhabitants. How many people in this case, was living in Babylon?

In early

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Magic Crystal Assyria

09.03.2012

Despite the fact that the ancient civilization of Assyria left on the memory of himself and the edification of posterity a lot of clay, stone, copper, silver plates, chronicles, we are aware of its historical evolution is not so much. The reason is simple. Ruling circles of the city-state of Ashur and the cities of Nineveh, Harras, Kerkemish before in 609 BC. e. destroyed their implacable enemies, Babylon and Media, which for centuries engaged in varnishing reality, exposing it to the mythological and mystical light.

Ashurbanipal

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