The destruction of Babylon by Sennacherib in 689 BC, when he diverted the course of the Euphrates so that its waters flowed over the city and destroyed all but the most massive buildings. Sennacherib, 705 –681 BC. King of Assyria.

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The destruction of Babylon by Sennacherib in 689 BC, when he diverted the course of the Euphrates so that its waters flowed over the city and destroyed all but the most massive buildings. Sennacherib, 705 –681 BC. King of Assyria.

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