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Rémy Boucharlat, « Les fouilles de Babylone entre les ruines romantiques et les reconstitutions du XXIe siècle »

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Rémy Boucharlat, « Les fouilles de Babylone entre les ruines romantiques et les reconstitutions du XXIe siècle » in K. Zakharia (ed.). Babylone, Grenade : villes mythiques. Récits, réalités, représentations. Paris : Maison de l’Orient – de Boccard, 2014, p. 45-69. (Orient-Méditerranée)

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1In this article, the Author masterly overviews the history of research so far conducted at Babylon, starting from the nineteenth century, when the reputation of the sites attracted a number of western explorers and prompted major excavations at the beginning of the twentieth century. The myth of Babylon is here connected with the visual perception of its ruins and the impact of the results obtained by the German archaeologists who worked at the site, fostering attempts of reconstructing its monument and splendor. The latter face, and make more plausible, the evocative images of medieval and modern painting, but also help to correct the descriptions of ancient writers, who had only seen the ruins or even who had never come to Babylon. It is very interesting that one of the most famous features of the site, its hanging gardens, remain today untraceable, despite hypotheses of all kinds on their location and appearance: these gardens were not in Babylon but in Assyria, according to modern studies enlightened by the Author. Images of Babylon still raise our interest in modern times, also inspiring filmmakers or novelists.

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Vito Messina. Rémy Boucharlat, « Rémy Boucharlat, « Les fouilles de Babylone entre les ruines romantiques et les reconstitutions du XXIe siècle » », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 37-38-39 | 2018, document 7, mis en ligne le 30 décembre 2018, consulté le 23 septembre 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/45325

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