An ancient text in Saudi Arabia by the name of Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon. inscription has been searched. This inscription is said to be about 2,550 years old. The Saudi Tourism and National Heritage Commission reported that this inscription was found carved on basalt stone in northern Saudi Arabia. Babylon was the most important city of the ancient Mesopotamian Empire. The city is currently located about 80 kilometers from Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
The king was seen holding the scepter with four symbols
The Saudi Arabian ministry reported that the top of the inscription depicts King Nabonidus holding a scepter along with four other images. There is also a picture of a snake, a flower and moon with him in it. Experts believe that these symbols may have religious significance. He has described this inscription as a major discovery related to Babylon.
Message engraved in 26 lines
In this inscription, a message is written on the stone in 26 lines with a sharp object. Saudi Arabian experts are currently trying to understand these lines. The commission said in a statement that this is the longest cuneiform inscription ever found in Saudi Arabia. This inscription has been found at Al Hayt in the Hail region of northern Saudi Arabia. In ancient times this area was known as Phadak.
This inscription found in Al Heyt of Saudi
According to experts in Saudi Arabia, there are many ancient sites in Al Hayt, including the remains of the fort, rock art and water installations. in the first millennium [बीसी] Many great historical documents dating from the early Islamic era are hidden. In such a situation, this area holds special importance for archaeologists.
Who was King Nabonidus
King Nabonidus was the last ruler of the Babylonian Empire. The Babylonian Empire extended from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. Nabonidus had conquered the northern part of Saudi Arabia early in his reign. He also resided in the city of Tayma in Saudi Arabia until about 543 BC. Why Nabonidus chose to stay in Saudi Arabia for a long time is a matter of debate among historians.
Babylon ended with the invasion of the Persian Empire
Some historians believe that the conflict between Nabonidus and the Babylonian priests and officials led him to make the city of Taima his home. At the end of the reign of Nabonidus, the Babylonian Empire was attacked by the Persian Empire. The attack was led by King Cyrus the Great. Babylon was captured by the Persians in 539 BC, after which the Babylonian Empire collapsed. There is no clear information about Nabonidus after the fall.