In June of 556 B.C.  former army general Nabu Na'id was called out of retirement and away from his beloved archaeological work to assume the throne and save Babylon's crumbling empire from extinction. 

Arrayed against him were the rapidly expanding empire of the Medes, marauding Arab tribes, a disgruntled priesthood and oligarchy who detested his reforms, and even members of the royal family itself.  But all of these obstacles were to be dwarfed by the meteoric rise of a vigorous, young, and ambitious Persian king who once swore allegiance to Nabu Na'id--and then created the world's largest and most powerful empire and turned it against him. 


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Nabu Naid, the last king of Babylon

 Model of Babylon's Ziggurat