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 (băb′ə-lō′nē-ə, -lōn′yə)
An ancient empire of Mesopotamia in the Euphrates River valley. It flourished under Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar II but declined after 562 bc and fell to the Persians in 539.
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(Placename) the southern kingdom of ancient Mesopotamia: a great empire from about 2200–538 bc, when it was conquered by the Persians
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(ˌbæb əˈloʊ ni ə, -ˈloʊn yə)

any of a succession of states, having Babylon as their principal city, that existed in S Mesopotamia between c1900 b.c. and 539 b.c.
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Noun1.Babylonia - an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
battle of Cunaxa, Cunaxa - battle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the throne
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
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Fuchs lays out the evidence we have for the rise to power of Nabopolassar and tries to fit it together in a way that links the chronology to the often sparsely informative sources.
However, these actions only made it harder for Assyria to win, leading ultimately to brutal reprisals on the part of the Medians and the Babylonians, as recorded by the various Chronicles of Nabopolassar. (3)
The first use of asphalt in road construction during the era of Nabopolassar, King of Babylon (625-604 BC), was mentioned by Abraham [2].
The Inscriptions of Nabopolassar, Amel-Marduk and Neriglissar (CD-ROM included)
Others place Habakkuk's prophesy later, based on the rapidly changing balance of power in the region with the fall of Nineveh and collapse of Assyrian power in 612, and the ensuing rapid rise of the Chaldean dynasty of Babylon under its King Nabopolassar and Crown Prince Nebuchadnezzar.
Babylon's comeback as a regional power begins when a leader named Nabopolassar takes control and fights off the Assyrians.
by the Medes and Babylonians under Cyaxares and Nabopolassar. (2)
The ancient bricks bore the inscription, I am Nebuchadnezzar II, the son of Nabopolassar. The god Marduk [Babylon's most revered god] ordered me to build this palace for his excellency.
He was the ancestor of a man called Kidin-Ani, a contemporary of the kings Seleucus I and Antiochus I (305-260), who brought back from Elam a tablet containing the rituals to be carried out by the priests, exorcists, professional mourners, singers and theologians in the temples of Uruk, a tablet which Nabopolassar (625-605), the king of Babylon, had stolen some time before, and which a certain Shamash-etir, a member of the same family, and himself the son and grandson of a scribe, had copied during the reign of Antiochus III (222-187).
In the final paper of this section John Dillery analyzes Berossos' account of the reigns of Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar II, demonstrating how Berossos' anachronistic use of terminology characteristic of the Seleucid court strengthened the parallel implied by his narrative between the father and son relationship of Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar II and that of Seleucus I and Antiochus I.