From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- Not to be confused with Babylonia.
Babylon was an ancient city in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), the ruins of which can be found in present-day about 80km south of Baghdad. It was the "holy city" of Babylonia from around 2300 BC. Metaphorically, the term Babylonia denotes any city of great wealth, luxury and vice, taken to an extreme by Rastafarianism which uses the term for the so-called white man's civilization.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon