March 19, 2008

Once upon a time in Babylon...

Babylon, the city made great by Hammurabi and his code, and made famous by the story of the Tower of Babel, was the site of the first recorded inflation, which lasted a decade! Alexander the Great was responsible for it... he was also mummified in Babylon.

This pic of a couple of years ago shows a Polish helicopter hovering over the ancient city of Babylon (about 10 kilometers from Hilla).

More general information about Babylon, from ancient times to present day can be found here.

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