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Ancient Borsippa (Birs Nimrud)


Book Online: HISTORY OF EGYPT by King and Hall (1906)

The Second Babylon: The ancient city of Borsippa is located 12 miles south of the city-state Babylon in Hillah Province of Central Iraq. An ancient religious center it was the site of the Ezida Temple dedicated to Marduk -- the national god of the Old Babylonian Empire. It was built by Hammurabi who reigned from 1792 to 1750 BC. The city prospered under Nebuchadnezzar from 604 to 562 BC. Borsippa was destroyed in the fifth century BC by the Achaemenid Persian King Xerxes I ... (AHSFC)

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