The Rise and Fall of Babylon

The Rise and Fall of Babylon : Gateway of the Gods

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Anton Gill charts the history of Babylon, home of the famous Hanging Gardens and a wonder of the ancient world in itself. Beginning with a survey of Ancient Mesopotamian dynasties, he chronicles the city's rise under Hammurabi, its troubled fortunes in the centuries that followed, its golden age under a dynasty of Chaldean kings in the sixth and seventh centuries BC, and the life of its last great king, Nebuchadnezzar II - himself a military genius, law-giver and architect of the marvellous city once called 'the gateway of the gods'. Studded with detailed profiles of the rulers of the period and embellished with colour illustrations, maps and timelines, Gateway of The Gods: The Rise and Fall of Babylon is a vivid and richly informative portrait of an extraordinary era.

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 194 x 254 x 26mm | 879.96g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • 0857386646
  • 9780857386649
  • 676,142

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About Anton Gill

Anton Gill worked for the English Stage Company, the Arts Council of Great Britain, and the BBC before becoming a full-time writer in 1984. He is the author of The Journey Back From Hell: Conversations with Concentration Camp Survivors (winner of the H. H. Wingate Award), A Dance Between Flames: Berlin Between the Wars, and An Honourable Defeat: A History of the German Resistance to Hitler.

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