The exact origin of its discovery is unknown, but may have arisen from a hunt led by the babylonians.
The Assyrians were already dominating the less military babylonians.
The babylonians had been disposed to revolt even in the days of Cyrus.
Divination as practised by means of augury was a rite of the first importance among the babylonians and Assyrians.
The babylonians, on the walls of their city, reproached and taunted their foes incessantly.
Buffaloes were, it is probable, domesticated by the babylonians at an early date.
He was received by the babylonians with the utmost exultation and joy.
It impressed upon the babylonians the common bond uniting all mankind.
Their ancestors, like those of the Jews and the babylonians, had been a desert folk.
But the babylonians, like the Egyptians, lavished their best art upon their temples.