Lion of Babylon 1983

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F. Zaman on May 18, 2009

Lion of Babylon....On the bank of river Euphrates , 4000 years ago,an ancient settlement become the most magnificent city in the east; the Babylon City. The Assyrians destroyed the city in 689 BC.In 612 BC the Babylonians conquered the Assyrians and rebuilt their city.

King Nebuchadnezzar (605-562 BC) built the hanging Gardens for his wife ( one of the seven wonders of the world)

F. Zaman on May 19, 2009

The Lion of Babylon, large and splendidly carved in basalt, reminds us again that the lion was the symbol of the goddess Ishtar. In the sculpture, the lion's back has marks indicating that it was meant for a precious saddle upon which the goddess Ishtar would stand.

Babylon, Iraq

Babylon, the legendary city, is indeed, the most famous ancient city in the whole World. It was the capital of ten Mesopotamian dynasties starting with the dynasty of King Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC); the 6th king of the 1st dynasty; reaching prominence as the capital city of the great kingdom of Babylonia. The last dynasty at which Babylon achieved its zenith, is well known particularly of its 2nd king, Nebuchadnezzar II (605-563 BC), to whom most of Babylon's existing buildings belongs.

anyushkamm on June 24, 2009

Beautiful historical monument, and the caption is informative! I'd like to visit this place some time.


Kemal Batur on July 5, 2009

Beautiful historical photo. greetings Kemal.

F. Zaman on September 29, 2009

I am deleting the personal pictures.

Tonia.J, on December 13, 2008, said:

lovely old photo,greeting Tonia

F. Zaman on August 30, 2010

F.Zaman, on September 29, 2009, said:

   sorry,I am deleting all the personal photographs keeping a few comments.

Swissmay, on March 3, 2009, said: The little girl must be around 27 now. I hope they are all well. Greetings, May Delete ♫ Swissmay, on March 5, 2009, said: Oh, I understand, they weren't from Iraq, but your friends from your country. Kind regards, May Delete F.Zaman, on August 10, said: F.Zaman, on March 4, said: oh my God! you have found so many things! she is a ..... now,all these 3 are in same profession!we were exhausted.thank you very much Delete ♫ Swissmay, on August 13, said: Yes, Zaman, I remembered this photo. Now I know who the people are, the more I appreciate it, my friend! Warm regards, May

F. Zaman on August 30, 2010

anyushkamm, thanks for visit,I hope you will visit

F. Zaman on August 30, 2010

kemalbatur ©, thanks

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  • Uploaded on May 18, 2009
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon CanoScan 4400F