For two thousand years the myth of Babylon has haunted the European imagination. The Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens, Belshazzar’s Feast and the Fall of Babylon have inspired artists, writers, poets, philosophers and film makers.

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An introduction to the exhibition Babylon: Myth and Reality

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British Museum / Guardian Public Forum 2008

Babylon to Bethnal Green: Does language unite or divide multicultural societies? A high-profile panel use Babylon as the starting point for a discussion of contemporary issues around language and identity.
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