Babylon, Baghdad, Lake Tharthar: what and where was the real Babylon?

This article is on how our main stream historians assist in hiding the truth. I have hard time believing that professionals, fully emerged in what I am about to present, failed to notice the discrepancies in the PTB narrative. At some point professionals with integrity had to notice that what they were taught was a lie. I understand that job security means a lot for most, but certain truths would have gotten leaked under the guise of conspiracy theories. Where are conspiracy theories on this?

Today I wanted to talk about the Middle East region:
Babylon - Meaning
Once you emerge yourself in something specific, you start noticing things. You pick up on weirdness and inconsistencies, you start recognizing patterns. At some point I was surprised to see ancient Babylon being placed in Cairo. At that time I thought that Babylon was a city name.
  • Cairus Quae Olim Babylon
  • Cairo... once Babylon, used to be Babylon
  • Cairo ... ex-Babylon
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The above hypothesis of ancient Babylon being located in today's Cairo sounds rather crazy. At the same time the maps presented in the below article do make us question the narrative:
As you can see, all of the above-mentioned Cairo-Babylon maps are dated with 1500s. For me this indicates that back in the 16th century the mapmakers knew that Cairo used to be Babylon. Well, may be the proper way would be THE Babylon.

Babylon - Etymology
I think the word Babylon is not a city name. Could it be that "Babylon" means something we run into in our every day lives. Let's look at the etymology of the word:
  • Babylon - representing the Greek rendition of Akkadian Bab-ilani "the gate of the gods" from...
    • bab - gate
    • ilani - plural of ilu aka god
  • Babylon | Online Etymology Dictionary
Essentially, the meaning could be similar to that of an Airport or a Capital City. Here is why I picked these two words:
  • An airport is much easier to explain. There was an area used by the Gods to travel to and from Earth.​
  • I can also picture "Babylon" meaning a Capital City. You go beyond a certain gate and see Gods.​
Personally I'm inclined to think that we are talking about a Capital City here. Let's look at some Russian Capitals for example:
  • Ladoga: from 862 to 864 - former Capital City aka olim Babylon "the gate of the gods"
  • Novgorod: from 862 to 882 - former Capital City aka olim Babylon "the gate of the gods"
  • Kiev: from 882 to 1243 - former Capital City aka olim Babylon "the gate of the gods"
  • Vladimir: from 1243 to 1389 - former Capital City aka olim Babylon "the gate of the gods"
  • Moscow: from 1389 to 1712 - former Capital City aka olim Babylon "the gate of the gods"
  • Saint-Petersburg: from 1712 to 1918 - former Capital City aka olim Babylon "the gate of the gods"
  • Moscow: from 1918 until now
Babylon: Airport vs Capital
I do not think that "the gate of the Gods" could mean an airport type facility only. I think Gods could fly or travel to wherever they wanted, and were not limited by airports. If they indeed had airports, they would have to have a "Babylon" in about every city on Earth. In other words "olim Babylon" would have to be next to just about every ancient city. That we definitely do not see on the maps. Yet, Cairo used to be Babylon, or a Babylon.

Control Center of the Gods: I'm inclined to think along the lines of a Capital City, or a "Control Center" of sorts. In this case Cairo was the Babylon while Gods ruled from Cairo. When Gods moved their control center to a different place, that place would automatically become the Babylon.

The Gods
Marduk was the patron god of Babylon, the Babylonian king of the gods, who presided over justice, compassion, healing, regeneration, magic, and fairness, although he is also sometimes referenced as a storm god and agricultural deity. He had as many as 50 different titles. He was sometimes pictured with his pet dragon.

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And regardless of whether we have Marduk or Shamash in the image below, these Gods appear to be a bit bigger than the Kings, and images of the Kings and such suggest that they were much bigger than regular humans.

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Off the wall thought: I have not looked into it, but even a remote possibility of the below could power some investigations.


The Tower of Babel?
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Babylon: per the PTB
Babylon was the capital city of Babylonia, a kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia, between the 18th and 6th centuries BC. It was built along the left and right banks of the Euphrates river with steep embankments to contain the river's seasonal floods. Babylon was originally a small Akkadian town dating from the period of the Akkadian Empire c. 2300 BC.
  • The main sources of information about Babylon—excavation of the site itself, references in cuneiform texts found elsewhere in Mesopotamia, references in the Bible, descriptions in classical writing (especially by Herodotus), and second-hand descriptions (citing the work of Ctesias and Berossus)—present an incomplete and sometimes contradictory picture of the ancient city, even at its peak in the sixth century BC.
Ancient Babylon
by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, 1721
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It has been estimated that Babylon was the largest city in the world c. 1770 – c. 1670 BC, and again c. 612 – c. 320 BC. It was perhaps the first city to reach a population above 200,000. Estimates for the maximum extent of its area range from 890 to 900 hectares (2,200 acres).

The history of the city of Babylon consists of a lot of pseudo-historical (imho) mambo jambo. I am open for a debate on the sources of what we know. Anyways, here is a few important things the Narrative wants us to know:
  • A tablet dated 275 BC states that the inhabitants of Babylon were transported to Seleucia, where a palace and a temple were built.
    • With this deportation, Babylon became insignificant as a city.
  • Christianity was introduced to Mesopotamia in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, and Babylon was the seat of a Bishop of the Church of the East until well after the Arab/Islamic conquest.
  • In the mid-7th century, Mesopotamia was invaded and settled by the expanding Muslim Empire, and a period of Islamization followed.​
    • Babylon was dissolved as a province and Aramaic and Church of the East Christianity eventually became marginalized.
    • Ibn Hauqal mentions a small village called Babel in the tenth century; subsequent travelers describe only ruins.
    • Babylon is mentioned in medieval Arabic writings as a source of bricks, said to have been used in cities from Baghdad to Basra.
  • European travelers in many cases could not discover the city's location, or mistook Fallujah for it.
    • Benjamin of Tudela, a 12th-century traveller, mentions Babylon but it is not clear if he went there.
    • Others referred to Baghdad as Babylon or New Babylon and described various structures encountered in the region as the Tower of Babel.
    • Pietro della Valle found the ancient site in the 17th century and noted the existence of both baked and dried mudbricks cemented with bitumen.
      • KD: Based on the older maps, no matter where you dig there, you're gonna find similar stuff
  • Claudius Rich, working for the East India Company in Baghdad, excavated Babylon in 1811–12 and again in 1817.
Was Babylon Lost?
Reading wikipedia it is hard to say whether the site of the ancient city of Babylon was ever lost. The Guardian Newspaper claims that it was. Here is what Justin Marozzi (journalist, historian and travel writer) has to say.
The remains of the city of Babylon are in present-day Hillah, Iraq, about 85 kilometres (53 mi) south of Baghdad, comprising a large tell of broken mud-brick buildings and debris.

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Babylon: Older Maps
Of course, the claim is that we know where the ancient Babylon was. The location is obviously on the map above. Sure thing excavations had to wait until the notorious 19th century. As was mentioned the excavation was initially done by the East India Company business agent, traveler and antiquarian scholar in 1811-1812.

Was the city of Babylon lost, was it not lost? What can the older maps tell us? Also pay attention to where the cities of Baghdad, Fallujah and Ramadi were located back then.

1561
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1636
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1664
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1665
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1676
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1719
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1705 MAP
I believe this 1705 map has a few explanation to offer. Those reading French could probably help us out with the translation of the Baghdad region. This map has tons of ruins on it. It is also one of the first maps placing the Ruins of Babylon south of Baghdad.
  • But looking at the above maps, can we be positive where Baghdad (together with Fallujah and Ramadi) really was?
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After about 1705-1720, maps of the region look something similar to the below 1719 map.

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KD: Do we know where the real Baghdad was, for I have this feeling that they played some musical chairs there. Also, what what are they trying to misrepresent as the Ruins on Babylon, for I have this suspicion that we are being foolled.

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Could it be why they "cannot" find the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Not because they can't, but because they do not want to...
  • The Hanging Gardens are the only one of the Seven Wonders for which the location has not been definitively established
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Lake Tharthar
Lake Tharthar and known in Iraq as Buhayrat ath-Tharthar, is an artificial lake opened in 1956, situated 100 kilometers northwest of Baghdad between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers.
  • Max. length: 120 kilometres (75 mi)​
  • Max. width: 48 kilometres (30 mi)​
    • This here is wikipedia for you, for the best I could master was 60 miles long. Who knows, may be it is getting smaller and drying out.​
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In 1956, the southern part of the Tharthar depression was turned into an artificial reservoir to collect floodwaters of the Tigris River. The water flows via an artificial inlet canal, named Tharthar Canal. The canal diverts the excess water, by means of a regulator Samarra Barrage. It merges with the lake in its southeastern bank.
  • The lake has an artificial outlet called Taksim Tharthar Canal, which drains to the Euphrates River directly. The canal, after 28 km from its outlet, bifurcates to another canal called "Dhira'a Dijla" (arm of tigris) that returns water back to the Tigris River.
KD: Considering that based on the older maps, there will be ruins no matter where you stick your shovel in, I would like to know what they are hiding under this humongous lake. How big is this Tharthar Lake?
  • New York City = 468 sq miles
    • Land - 302 sq mi
    • Water -166 sq miles
  • Tharthar Lake = 1,050 sq miles
In other words the land portion of the NYC is 3 times smaller than Lake Tharthar. I am not saying that the ancient city of Babylon is in this lake. Locations do not seem to match, but there has to be a lot of stuff in there.
  • Tharthar vs Tartar - could there be anything to it?
  • By the way, Wadi Tharthar is a stream in Iraq. I guess it used to be a river at some point.


KD Summary: I am yet to play with locations of these Ruins of Babylon, so I am not done with my contributions to this article yet. Meanwhile, I wanted to mention the following:
  • I do think that the word Babylon (aka the gate of the gods) is not a city name. I think it is a title.
  • Once again we are witnessing that things are getting "discovered" in the 19th century. Why
  • Whoever knows anything about the hypothesis where our contemporary Babylon is being placed in America, please share your knowledge. I do not mean Babylon, NY
  • I have very serious doubts that the city of Baghdad was at its current location from the moment it was established.
    • Is Bagadet/Bagdet/Bagdac supposed to mean Baghdad? What do you think? Do they occupy the same area in your opinion?
  • Could it be that artificial Lake Tharthar is hiding something in its depths?
    • Do you think the name Tharthar has anything to do with Tartar?
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