Babylon – The Rise And Fall Of It

Illustration of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Source: (Bettmann Collection, Object E276 Getty Image #514887272)

The city of Babylon was once a thriving city with magnificent structures and palaces. One of the key attractions of Babylon was the Hanging Gardens. The Hanging Gardens is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Babylon was once a powerful center for trade, culture, religion, wealth, and luxury. Militarily thought to be indestructible by its enemies, Babylon was, in the midst of all its glory, suddenly struck down in one night about 2,500 years ago. Babylon, located in the area of Mesopotamia within the borders of modern day Iraq, lies mostly in ruins today but is being partially reconstructed.