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Ancient Babylon II - Chaldean Babylonia __ "The most renowned of the Neo-Babylonian kings [Chaldean-Babylonian] was Nebuchadnezzar II (604 - 562 B.C.), whose exploits the Biblical book of Daniel recounts. Nebuchadnezzar restored Babylon to its rank as one of the great cities of antiquity. ... " You will find a text overview and slides. - illustrated - From -  

Architectural Marvels of Ancient Mesopotamia __ A fairly extensive look at the history and accomplishments of Mesopotamian architecture with maps, photos, reconstructions and more. - illustrated - From Fairfield University - 

Art and architecture of Babylonia and Assyria __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -



The Hanging Gardens of Babylon __ "Some stories indicate the Hanging Gardens towered hundreds of feet into the air, but archaeological explorations indicate a more modest, but still impressive, height." You will find a good essay covering both legend and archaeology. - illustrated - From -
Mesopotamia: Architecture __ Brief overview. - illustrated - From University of Chicago -


Mesopotamian architecture __ Click-to-read articles, images and references. - From -  


Sumerian Architecture __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - 



Sumerian Art & Architecture __ "More than 4,000 years ago the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers began to teem with life--first the Sumerian, then the Babylonian, Assyrian, Chaldean, and Persian empires. Here too excavations have unearthed evidence of great skill and artistry." You will find a good look at both art and architecture. - illustrated - From -


Ziggurat __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -


Ziggurat __ Good general overview of these buildings with embedded links to related topics. - illustrated - From -   


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