The largest city of its time with then an estimated population exceeding 200 000, Babylon formed part of the Mesopotamian cradle of civilization region. It was the capital of Babylonia, also are renowned for its hanging gardens. Babylon is rich in history which several rulers that have dominated the Earth for years. The Bible also mention Babylon in having a part in the final days before Judgement, making people wonder if Babylon or now Iraq will resurrect to a world power again (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon).
Figure 9.1: Babylon and Baghdad on the Euphrates.
Figure 9.2: Represent the ancient of Babylon
Figure 9.3: Represent the ancient ruins of Babylon.
Figure 9.4: A different view of Babylon.