In Revelation, Babylon is described as a prosperous city, which God will destroy in one day (See Revelation 18 and other passages.)
According to an email I received, the ancient site of Babylon looks like this right now:
Some of what you see in this photo was restored by archaeologists, but Saddam Hussein just built on top of historical sites. Hussein likened himself to Nebuchaddnezzar and was rebuilding Bablylon.
How could this place become a major, bustling city as prophesied in Revelation 18? The recent growth of Dubai gives us insight into this question. See the tremendous growth and luxury of Dubai at this Slide show of Dubai. The idea here is that it would not necessarily take very long for Babylon to become a major urban center.
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- the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai (or the Burj Khalifa)
- the photo gallery for Ski Dubai
- the Burj Al Arab hotel
- a look at what the Bible says about Babylon in the book of the Revelation
- 2011: The Demise of Dictators – a look at Daniel 4 and all the dictators who died or were ousted in 2011