View of the walls of Baghdad. Down to the 19th century, Baghdad was often, yet erroneously, identified with ancient Babylon. Recent excavations showed, however, that Babylon stood on the opposite shore of Tigres river.

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TAVERNIER, Jean Baptiste

Title

View of the walls of Baghdad. Down to the 19th century, Baghdad was often, yet erroneously, identified with ancient Babylon. Recent excavations showed, however, that Babylon stood on the opposite shore of Tigres river.

Alternative Title

Le plan de Bagdad ou Babylone.

Date

1712

Bibliographic Citation

TAVERNIER, Jean Baptiste. Les six voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, ecuyer baron d'Aubonne, en Turquie, en Perse, et aux Indes: pendant l'espace de quarante ans, & par toutes les routes que l'on peut tenir, accompagnez d'observations particulieres sur la qualité, la religion, le gouvernement, les coûtumes & le commerce de chaque païs; avec les figures, le poids, & la valeur des monnoyes qui y ont cours. Première Partie, où il n'est parlé que de la Turquie & de la Perse, Utrecht, Guillaume vande Water, Guillaume & Jacob Poolsum, M.DCC.XII [=1712].

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tavernier1_4

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Baghdad

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Architecture and built environment

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TAVERNIER, Jean Baptiste, “View of the walls of Baghdad. Down to the 19th century, Baghdad was often, yet erroneously, identified with ancient Babylon. Recent excavations showed, however, that Babylon stood on the opposite shore of Tigres river. ,” travelogues, accessed February 21, 2024, http://english.travelogues.gr/items/show/56522.