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A locator map of Hammurabi's Babylonia, showing the Babylonian territory upon his ascension in 1792 BC and upon his death in 1750 BC. The river courses and coastline are those of that time period -- in general, they are not the modern rivers or coastlines. This is a Mercator projection, with north in its usual position.

There is some question to what degree the cities of Nineveh, Tuttul, and Assur were under Babylonian authority. While in his introduction to his code of laws, Hammurabi claims lordship over these cities, Roaf does not include any of these in his map, upon which this map is based, and Chevalas states that "Assur and Nineveh were held for a very few years" (p. 155). Therefore, I have not included them as under Hammurabi's control in 1750 BC.

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References

  • Bjorklund, Oddvar; Holmboe, Haakon; Rohr, Anders (1970) Historical Atlas of the World, Barnes & Noble, NY, SBN: 389-00253-4.
  • Chavalas, Mark W.; K. Lawson Younger (2003) Mesopotamia and the Bible, Continuum International Publishing Group, ISBN 978-0567082312.
  • Hammond World Atlas Corporation (2007) Historical World Atlas, ISBN 9-780843-71391-6
  • Roaf, M. (1990) Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East, Oxford: Facts on File. (In general, the basis for the ancient river courses and ancient coastline).
  • Van De Mieroop, Marc (2005). King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 1405126604

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current09:14, 21 April 2013Thumbnail for version as of 09:14, 21 April 2013655 × 570 (183 KB)CitypeekCleanup of file. Valid SVG now.
19:06, 27 April 2010Thumbnail for version as of 19:06, 27 April 2010655 × 570 (168 KB)DieBucheremoved border
15:05, 30 July 2009Thumbnail for version as of 15:05, 30 July 2009661 × 580 (317 KB)Amit6Some nodes changed.
23:24, 3 March 2008Thumbnail for version as of 23:24, 3 March 2008661 × 580 (163 KB)MapMasterAdded city-state, moved Sippar, minor other changes based on recent Kassite map
16:06, 23 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 16:06, 23 February 2008661 × 580 (161 KB)MapMasterAdded 1 city, added name for 1 city
03:29, 21 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 03:29, 21 February 2008661 × 580 (159 KB)MapMaster"blurred" the territory outlines
23:25, 20 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 23:25, 20 February 2008661 × 580 (155 KB)MapMasterChanges made based on info from ''Mesopotamia and the Bible''
02:03, 19 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 02:03, 19 February 2008663 × 580 (156 KB)MapMasterFixed an error on my part
21:12, 18 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 21:12, 18 February 2008332 × 292 (156 KB)MapMastersome minor edits
19:19, 18 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 19:19, 18 February 2008332 × 293 (154 KB)MapMasterremoved unrenderable bmp
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