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date: 15 October 2019

Babylon 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Petra SijpesteijnPetra Sijpesteijn

Located strategically on the eastern bank of the *Nile in *Egypt at the entrance to the Delta, Babylon had been an important town from the pharaonic period. Trajan (r. 98–117) built a citadel (Ar. Qasr al-Shama‘) there with direct water access and dug a canal bearing his name through the town, from the Nile to ... ...

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