By Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge
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Curtius, 368; Strabo, 385. There are also conflicting statements as to the height of the walls of Babylon. The statement of Ctesias goes to confirm that of Herbdotus, for he says they were 50 fathoms high. Pliny gives 200 feet and others 75 as the measurement. Sir Henry Rawlinson thinks that Herodotus referred to hands, four of which were equal to the cubit, and does not think that the height of the walls of Babylon exceeded 60 or 70 English feet. One thing is certain, and that is that the defences of Babylon must have been remarkable in their day for their strength.
Its place I selected, strength I took, ; BABYLONIAN LIFE AND HISTORY. 48 6. with clay and sand 4 gurs made, and my 7. I 8. 9. for its The future days. 10. at the 11. shall cemented, I place I restored, inscription I placed to future Prince time (when) this place grow old and decay him renew; 12. its ruins let written my inscriptions (and) The let him restore. 13. to its place Whoever 14. his prayers heareth. god ASSUR my 15. shall erase 1 6. my name and his and the record of written name own name my shall write, inscription shall cause to wash out, 17.
With brick and with bitumen 4. he bound 5 The 6. ) of brick 8. the bank of the Euphrates 9. he bound, but 10. he did not complete (his work), 7. The text here becomes very difficult, but is clearer speaks of Imgur-Bel and Nimitti-Bel. Nebu chadnezzar followed up his father s buildings, and joined the parts of the fortresses which he built with those that He built the wall of Babylon with his father began. brick across the river westward. On the eastern side of the river he built a fortification the like of which no It was 4000 cubits long other king had ever made.
Babylonian Life and History by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge