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Babylonia was an ancient state in Mesopotamia (in modern Iraq), combining the territories of Sumer and Akkad. Its capital was Babylon. The earliest mention of Babylon can be found in a tablet of the reign of Sargon of Akkad, dating back to around 2400 BC.

See also: Babylonia and Assyria, Babylonian law, Babylonian literature and science, Chronology of Babylonia and Assyria

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