The Monumental Fall of Babylon: What Really Shattered the Empire?
The fall of Babylon is a historical event that occurred in 539 BC. This event saw the conquest of Babylon by the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great and marked the end of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. The fall of Babylon is reported by a number of ancient sources, including the Cyrus Cylinder, the Greek historian Herodotus, as well as a number of books in the Old Testament. Gary Lite reveals: What really contributed to the destruction of Babylon? When did Babylon fall? And as to the prophecy – what story does it tell?