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Nabonidus (/ˌnæbəˈndəs/; Akkadian Nabû-naʾid, "Nabu is praised", نابونيد) is the last king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, reigning from 556–539 BC.


Modern perceptions of Nabonidus' reign has been heavily colored by accounts written well after his reign as king of Babylon, most notably by the Persians and the Greeks. As a result, Nabonidus has often been described in very negative terms in both modern and contemporaneous scholarship. However, an accumulation of evidence and a reassessment of existing material has caused opinions on Nabonidus and the events that happened during his reign to alter significantly in recent decades ... (read more)