Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and
corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich
and complex civilization, responsible for the invention of the
dictionary and laying the foundations of modern science. This book
explores all key aspects of the development of this ancient
culture, including the ecology of the region and its famously
productive agriculture, its political and economic standing, its
religious practices, and the achievements of its intelligentsia.