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Nebuchadnezzar II

Nebuchadnezzar II

(c. 630–c. 561)
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Nebuchadnezzar II was the ruler of Babylonia c. 605–561 BC. He expanded his empire while building the city of Babylon into a wonder of the ancient world.


As a young military commander, Nebuchadnezzar (born c. 630 BC) defeated Egyptian forces at Carchemish, giving his father control over Syria. His first ambition when he ascended to the throne was to expand his empire, taking Jerusalem and Judah, and attacking Egypt. His second ambition was to rebuild the city of Babylon, making it one of the wonders of the ancient world.

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