Babylonia



an ancient empire in SW Asia, in the lower Euphrates valley: its greatest period was 2800–1750 b.c.
Capital: Babylon.
Contemporary Examples

Several times, the Jews of Israel were exiled to what is now Iraq, and Babylonia became a center of Jewish scholarship.
Saddam’s Jewish Treasures Josh Robin February 7, 2014

Historical Examples

The key that finally unlocked the mystery came not from Babylonia, but from Persepolis in Persia.
Archology and the Bible George A. Barton

The custom of so regarding them is found only in early Babylonia.
Introduction to the History of Religions Crawford Howell Toy

He was forced to become the vassal of the king of Babylonia, and furnish a contingent to his army.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume II John Lord

Of these the chief were Media and Babylonia in the east, and Lydia in the west.
Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8 Various

Her title of Damater was equally foreign to Greece; and came from Babylonia, and the east.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant

From this place Cyrus marched through Babylonia three stages—twelve parasangs.
Anabasis Xenophon

Recent excavations have thrown light on the early beginnings of Babylonia.
Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations Archibald Sayce

Seven is a sacred number in Babylonia, as we find in many a connection.
History of Religion Allan Menzies

At the same time his worship was even more strongly national than that of Merodach in Babylonia.
An Introduction to Mythology Lewis Spence

noun
the southern kingdom of ancient Mesopotamia: a great empire from about 2200–538 bc, when it was conquered by the Persians

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