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The Babylonian international presents an in depth, up to date and lavishly illustrated historical past of the traditional kingdom Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon.

Historicized by means of the recent Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding quarter was once in fact a wealthy and complicated civilization, chargeable for the discovery of the dictionary and laying the rules of recent science.  This booklet explores all key features of the advance of this ancient tradition, together with the ecology of the quarter and its famously effective agriculture, its political and fiscal status, its spiritual practices, and the achievements of its intelligentsia.

Comprehensive and obtainable, this e-book might be an integral source for someone learning the period.

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