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herodotus440 bc

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2017-10-16

babylon

"babylon was a city such as i will now describe. it lies in a great plain, and is in shape a square, each side an hundred and twenty furlongs in length; thus four hundred and eighty furlongs make the complete circuit of the city....round it runs first a fosse deep and wide and full of water, and then a wall of fifty royal cubits’ thickness and two hundred cubits’ height." - herodotus