Belshazzar, the last king of Babylon according to the Book of Daniel. The Biblical story describes Belshazzar as the son of King Nebuchadnezzar, but Babylonian records show that the last king of Babylon was Nabonidus, and Belshazzar was his son.
WHAT'S INSIDE: ANCIENT ASIA
- Cities & Sites
- Peoples & Empires
Babylonia, an ancient country that occupied the area of southwestern Asia that is now Iraq.
Petra, an ancient city in what is now southwestern Jordan, 115 miles (185 km) south-southwest of Amman, was the ancient capital of the Nabataeans. Read more about this city carved into a sheer rock face.