Babylon was an ancient city-state in the time of Mesopotamia. Its ruins can be found in Al Hillah, Iraq.
Not much remains of the famous Babylon today, but a mound of broken mud-brick buildings. Babylon appears first in history at the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC. The city grew and gained importance with the first Babylonian Dynasty. It was the Capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire from 612 to 539 BC.