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Map of the World.
8th-6th c BCE Mesopotamian Babylonian Maps & Diagrams

c. 700 BCE-500 BCE
8th-6th c BCE
Sippar. Iraq.
London. British Museum.
In the center of the map is Babylon on the Euphrates (flowing south) plus circles indicating cities and other places. This central area is ringed by a waterway labeled Salt-Sea which is itself surrounded by triangles representing regions. The cuneiform text describes these regions.

Caption: NEO-BABYLONIAN | Map of the World. | c. 700 BCE-500 BCE | Mesopotamian | Babylonian

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