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Vintage engraving of Ancient Babylon. Babylon (Akkadian: Babili or Babilim; Arabic: Babil) was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Ziggurat of Ur is a Neo-Sumerian ziggurat on the site of the ancient city of Ur near Nasiriyah, in present-day Dhi Qar Province, Iraq. The structure was built during the Early Bronze Age but had crumbled to ruins by the 6th century BC of the Neo-Babylonian period, when it was restored by King Nabonidus.

Iraq political map with capital Baghdad, national borders, important cities, rivers and lakes. Also called Mesopotamia, the land between Tigris and Euphrates. English labeling. Illustration.

Sennacherib meaning "Sîn has replaced the brothers") was the king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from the death of his father Sargon II in 705 BC to his own death in 681 BC. The second king of the Sargonid dynasty, Sennacherib is one of the most famous Assyrian kings for the role he plays in the Hebrew Bible, which describes his campaign in the Levant. Original edition from my own archives Source : Bilder-Atlas - Ikonographische Encyklopädie 1870

Which is one of the most important settlements of Upper Mesopotamia Dara, the Emperor Anastasius (491-518) in 505 on the initiative, the eastern boundary of the Eastern Roman Empire was established as a military garrison town to protect against the Sassanids. Carved into the rock that consists of structures and spread over a wide area of ​​the ancient city of Dara environment is protected by a wall 4 kilometers. Inside the castle, north of the city and 50 m. It was established in height to the top of the hill plateau. church in the city, palaces, bazaars, dungeon and water dam ruins can still be seen. In addition, the dates are found in the caves around the village house dating back to the late Roman period.

Hundreds of people climb the mountain, albeit in harsh conditions, to watch the sun set and rise. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BCE, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues 8–9-metre high (26–30 ft) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Heracles-Artagnes-Ares, Zeus-Oromasdes, and Apollo-Mithras-Helios-Hermes.[1][2] These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues at some stage have been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.

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