The Babylonian civilization (Babylonians) is a default civilization in Civilization II.


The Babylonians are a green civilization. A game that includes them will not also include the Japanese or Zulus.


Hammurabi and Ishtar (Civ2)
Main article: Leaders (Civ2)

The default male leader of the Babylonians is Hammurabi (c. 1810–1750ish BC), the 6th king of the 1st Babylonian dynasty. He united most of Mesopotamia under Babylon and is remembered for his legal code.

The default female leader is Ishtari, a misspelling of Ishtar, the Akkadian name of the Sumerian goddess Inanna and the planet Venus.

Babylonian leaders only use the default titles.


The Babylonian AI is rational, perfectionistic, and civilized.

City list

Main article: City (Civ2)

The default Babylonian city list is a mix of Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Parthian, and archaeological sites. "Tell" or "Tel" is Egyptian Arabic for "hill", used for the mounds created in the Mesopotamian plain by submerged ruins. Other names (e.g. Khorsabad) are those of the modern towns nearest the ruins of ancient cities.

  • Babylon (default capital)
  • Ur
  • Nineveh
  • Ashur
  • Ellipi
  • Akkad
  • Uruk
  • Eridu
  • Samarra
  • Lagash
  • Kish
  • Nippur
  • Shuruppak
  • Sippar
  • Izibia
  • Larsa
  • Nimrud
  • Zamua
  • Khorsabad
  • Hindana
  • Tell Wilaya
  • Umma
  • Adab
  • Telloh
  • Nina
  • Ebla
  • Borsippa
  • Jamdat Nasr
  • Tell Uqair
  • Ctesiphon
  • Tell Agrab
  • Tell Asmar
  • Anah
  • Mari
  • Teppe Gawra
  • Dur Sharrukin
  • Dahuk
  • Shanidar
  • Tannur
  • Gerar
  • Lachish
  • Jarmo
  • Nuzi
  • Tell Matarrah
  • Jambur
  • Mawat
  • Hatra
  • Calah
  • Hasanlu
  • Phraaspa
  • Sirnak

When this list is completed, the game continues with the names in the extra cities list. When that list is completed, the game cycles back to the top of this list with "Babylon" again.

Ctesiphon is essentially the same settlement as the "Seleucia" that appears in the Roman list.

Civilization II Civilizations


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