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  Babylonian Empire
According to the Babylonian chronicle known as ABC 2, he was recognized as king on 23 November 626.
The Babylonian historian Berossus tells that the alliance was cemented by a royal wedding: the Babylonian crown prince Nebuchadnezzar married a princess named Amytis.
Its population was deported to Babylonia: the beginning of the Babylonian Exile of the Jews.
www.livius.org /ba-bd/babylon/babylonian_empire.html   (1968 words)

  
  Babylonian - Tower of Babel
Babylonian society consisted of three classes represented by the awilu, a free person of the upper class; the wardu, or slave; and the mushkenu, a free person of low estate, who ranked legally between the awilu and the wardu.
The Babylonians inherited the technical achievements of the Sumerians in irrigation and agriculture.
Babylonian artisans were skilled in metallurgy, in the processes of fulling, bleaching, and dyeing, and in the preparation of paints, pigments, cosmetics, and perfumes.
www.crystalinks.com /babylonian.html   (4415 words)

  
  Babylonian Religion - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Babylonians believed in a pantheon consisting of beings, human in form but superhuman in power and immortal, each of whom, although invisible to the human eye, ruled a particular component of the cosmos, however small, and controlled it in accordance with well-laid plans and duly prescribed laws.
The proper course for Babylonians unhappy with their condition in life was not to argue and complain but to plead and wail, to lament and confess their inevitable sins and failings before their personal god, who acted as their mediator in the assembly of the great gods.
In another Babylonian essay, taking the form of a dialogue between a master and slave, the tone is similarly sceptical and the mood cynical; the relativist view is advanced that all human actions can be justified and are therefore fundamentally without meaning, particularly because death makes life itself insignificant.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557691/Babylonian_Religion.html   (1169 words)

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