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When did the Babylonian civilization begin and end?
|Babylonia ?????????? (Akkadian) māt Akkadī|
|• Established||1895 BC|
|• Disestablished||539 BC|
|Preceded by Succeeded by Sumeria Akkadian Empire Achaemenid Empire|
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Also asked, how long did the Babylonian Empire last?
It lasted from roughly 1830 BC to 1531 BC. From 1770 to 1670 BC, its capital city, Babylon , was perhaps the largest city in the world. The last king, Samsu-Ditana was overthrown after a Hittite invasion. So, the First Babylonian Dynasty lasted roughly 300 years.
Furthermore, when did Babylon start? 2300 BC
Also to know is, when was Babylon destroyed?
Middle Babylon In 1595 BC the city was overthrown by the Hittite Empire from Asia Minor. Thereafter, Kassites from the Zagros Mountains of north western Ancient Iran captured Babylon , ushering in a dynasty that lasted for 435 years, until 1160 BC.
How did the Babylonian Empire fall?
In 539 BCE the empire fell to the Persians under Cyrus the Great at the Battle of Opis. Babylon's walls were impregnable and so the Persians cleverly devised a plan whereby they diverted the course of the Euphrates River so that it fell to a manageable depth.