Babylon

government and literature

Kings and the government

The government was a monarchy because it was ruled by a king. It is also a Theocracy meaning the king was chosen by divine right by their god. Some kings include Hammurabi who was the first to have written laws. Nebuchadnezzer the 2nd built the tower of babel and the hanging gardens. and to list some more there are Belshazzar and Nabopolassar.

Hammurabi

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Nebuchadnezzar

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Tower of Babel

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The Hanging Gardens

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literature

They wrote in cuneiforms on clay tablets. there were not many written stories that we still know of. The one we do know about is the epic of Gilgamesh. This was the Mesopotamian version of Herculese.

cuneiforms

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Epic of Gilgamesh

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