Plan of Babylon

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 14 April 2016
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This finely made clay map of Babylon shows the Tuba area in Babylon, two gateways, a section of the city inner wall, and a gateway fed by the Rover Euphrates. The reverse side of the tablet gives accurate measurements for the city walls. Probably from Babylon, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 600-500 BCE. (The British Museum, Iraq)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 14). Plan of Babylon. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Plan of Babylon." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 14, 2016.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Plan of Babylon." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Apr 2016. Web. 28 Nov 2020.

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