Babylon for centuries was the political, cultural and scientific center of the ancient East . the capital of the Babylonian Empire, the famous “gates of Ishtar”, “the hanging gardens of Babylon”, the ziggurat “Etemenanki” – “the tower of Babel”.
Babylon was the capital of the scientific, world-famous for his unique expertise in astrology, geometry, geography, navigation, and cuneiform.
According To Herodotus . visited Babylon about the middle of V century BC, the city stretched along both banks of the Euphrates as a huge quadrangle. Two rows of the Babylonian wall had a length of about 90 kilometers.
In the early 1900’s the German expedition of archaeologist Robert Koldewey discovered a third belt of the Babylonian wall. His thick, they are not inferior to the walls of the Assyrian Dur Sharrukin . If all the bricks of the walls to pull in one line, it would have girded the globe at the equator 12 – 15 times.
For 44 centuries the city twice disappeared from the historical arena, but the famous ruins of Babylon have been preserved to our days.
The legendary tower of Babel – “the cornerstone of the Temple of heaven and earth” is one of the most prominent buildings of Ancient Babylon. To date sohranilsya the Foundation of this huge structure. The tower stood on the plain Cahn on the left Bank of the Euphrates.
The descriptions of Robert Koldewey, who conducted in the late nineteenth century excavations of the tower, the height and width of a square Foundation of the tower was 90 meters.
As Herodotus wrote . the tower rose to the sky giant terraces, it consisted of seven towers set at each other. The first floor had a height of 33 meters, the second is 18 meters, the other four on 6 meters. Upper floor height of 15 meters was occupied by the temple of the Babylonian God Marduk, covered with gold and lined with blue glazed bricks. On the lower floor of the tower of Babel was the second temple of Marduk, where according to Herodotus there was a huge statue of the God made of gold, weighing 24 tons .
The construction took an 85 million bricks. The Babylonian ziggurat was repeatedly destroyed, but each time it was restored and decorated again. The ziggurat was a Shrine . which receives thousands of people to worship the Supreme deity Marduk.
Clay tablets of the Babylonian king Nabopolassar ( VII century BC), describe the history of the legendary tower.
It is unknown exactly when the first construction of the tower of Babel, but it already existed during the reign of Hammurabi ( eighteenth century BC).
To Nabopalasara the tower was destroyed several times by the Assyrian kings of the invaders, Sargon II and Sennacherib . Nabopolasar had no time to finish restoration work in 75 years of his reign. Continued the construction of the tower, his son Nebuchadnezzar II . who completed the construction in 40 years.
After Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon captured by Persian king Cyrus . he ordered to save the building. The Persian king Xerxes left from the tower of Babel in ruins. In 324 BC . the ruined tower was trying to rebuild Alexander the great . soon, however, died without realizing his plan.
British writer and journalist Graham Hancock in his book “Traces of Gods” writes that the ancient builders of the tower of Babel decided to build it as a monument to themselves, that their name was not forgotten, even if they are forgotten, their civilization and language.
The tower of Babel devoted to the biblical legend, according to which after the flood mankind was represented by one people speaking the same language. From the East the people came to the lands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where he decided to build the city of Babylon and a tower to the heavens to “make a name for yourself”. The tower was interrupted by God, who created new languages for different people, because they ceased to understand each other, could not continue building the city and the tower and scattered across the land.
Drunvalo Melchizadek . metaphysics and spirituality, believes that the single language that everyone knew and could communicate with each other, which is comprised of words or characters that can be carved on the walls or applied on clay tablets. Perhaps in a single language not even used combinations of sounds.
In the book “living in the heart” Melchizedek writes: “I think that a common language is not the language we speak or write with words. It sounds arising from the depths of my heart. And only if mankind will again open their hearts, we remember it and are able to reconnect not only with themselves, but also with all living beings.”
The Theosophist, writer and traveler Helena Blavatsky believed that: “the city of Babylon, owes its existence to people who survived from the disaster of the flood. They were giants and built a mark in the history of the tower. These giants who were great astrologers and, in addition, received from their fathers – “sons of God” all sorts of teachings concerning the sacred knowledge, taught in turn by the priests and left in the temples all the records of the periodical cataclysms they themselves were witnesses. Babel was simply an astrological tower, and its builders were astrologers and adepts of the original wisdom religion, or, as we call it, the secret doctrine” (“the Exposed Isida”).
Scientist, esoteric Ernst Muldashev . expressed the idea that Babylon is in a single system . uniting the city of the Gods and the Egyptian pyramids: “the ruins of the ancient city of Sumer located on the line “the pyramids of Egypt – Kailash”, and one-third of this distance”.
In the book “In search of the city of the Gods” Muldashev writes: “about Babylon is well known that there appeared Adam and eve.
The analysis of ancient Sumerian texts performed by Novosibirsk scientists of Selenak . showed that Adam was created as the result of experiments conducted by the gods – the Anunnaki from the planet Nibiru “.
The Babylonian historian and priest of the God Belus-Marduk in Babylon – Beros left a story about the meeting of the Babylonians with aliens – mysterious creatures that resembled fish that lived in space suits and gave people the first scientific knowledge.
Writer, historian, philosopher Jacques Bergier in “the Cursed book” writes that the book “history of the world” Beros, in which he described his first contacts with aliens, lost. This product was stored in the library of Alexandria, was left a few fragments.
Robert temple “the Sirius Mystery” claims that, according to Beros, “in Babylon were carefully preserved historical records covering 15 billion years. In these Chronicles told about the history of the sea and sky, the emergence of humanity, the rulers and their acts.” The beros reported that kings ruled Sumer before the flood in a period of 432 thousand years.
Babylon is the first of four great empires, the death which was prophesied by the prophet Daniel.
The Babylonian legend:
In 587 BC, king Nebuchadnezzar had a strange dream and asked the priests to guess what he had dreamed and then interpret it. None of the priests could not guess that the dream king, and he commanded them all to be executed. Then one of the Ministers told Nebuchadnezzar that the captive Jewish Prince is very well interprets dreams.
Daniel declared that the king saw a colossus whose head was of fine gold, his breast and arms of silver, the belly and thighs of copper, legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. King Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged that it is really saw this dream and asked to interpret it.
The Prophecy Of Daniel:
You Nebuchadnezzar are that head of gold (the first Kingdom). After thee shall arise another Kingdom inferior to thee and another third Kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth Kingdom shall be strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and breaks down the all and it, like destroying the gland, shall it break in pieces and crush. The God of heaven set up a Kingdom (the fifth), which shall never be destroyed, and this Kingdom will not be left to other people; it will crush and break all the kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”