The sword of Nabucodonosor
directed a great army.
Nabucodonosor II, king of
Babylonia (605-562 a.C.), pertaining to the Babylonian dynasty or heat, that
conquered great part of the southwest of Smaller Asia; also known like great
constructor in the main cities of the Empire of Babylonia.
Image of Babylonia.
First-born son of
Nabopolasar, Nabucodonosor, sword in hand, sent a Babylonian army at the end
of the reign of his father, and in the 605 a.C. prevailed on the Egyptian
forces in the decisive battle of Karkemish in Syria, that turned to
Babylonia the main one to be able military man of Near East.
handle of the
From 568 a.C. the relations
between Egypt and Babilonia seem stable, respecting their respective areas
of influence. In the inner aspect, the reign of Nabucodonosor was quite
favorable since it started up a policy of national recovery, after ten years
of internal wars.
The conquests of
Nabucodonosor thanks to their good handling of a weapon, and of its sword,
obtained great amount of booties and tributes, creating a period of
prosperity in Babylonia.
It undertook an ambitious
program of construction and irrigation, reconstructing the temples of the
important religious centers and renewing the capital of Babylonia. The
channels were rehabilitated, restored agriculture and the reconstructed
cities. A period of prosperity is opened for the country, sprinkled of
shaken moments of tension caused by the sporadic ones.
During the last part of its
reign, to the time that the kingdom of Average increased to its power in the
north and the east, Nabucodonosor constructed a wall, well-known like Meda
wall, to the north of Babylonia, to maintain remote to means.
Later, the legend attributed
the construction to him of one of the seven world wonders, the hanging
gardens of Babylonia, for its wife Meda Amyitis.
Nabucodonosor died at
the beginning of October of the 562 a.C.