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All but three of the full corpus of documents found are datable to the seventh century and most of these to the post-canonical period after 649 through the earliest years of the Late Babylonian period at the end of the seventh century, as evidenced by four locally written tablets composed in Assyrian dated years 2 and 5 Nebuchadrezzar II. Of the three earlier tablets, two are Sargonid (721-705), the third is from the reign of Shalmaneser III (858-824).
The Hanging Gardens, built by Nebuchadrezzar II (605-562 B.C.) during the Neo-Babylonian era, earned Babylon a slot as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and its affluence, extravagance, and diversions turned the city into a brand name for urban posturing and civic corruption.
Daniel Biblical character, a wise and pious Jew who lived in the 6th century BC at the court of Nebuchadrezzar II (Nebuchadnezzar) during the period of the Babylonian exile.