CALLING ALL BABYLON QUEENS FOR OUR 75th
ANNIVERSARY IN 2014. Please send your contact information
to PO address below.
the Capital of Babylonia was an important city of ancient
Mesopotami, the ruins of which can be found in present-day Iraq.
became one of the most important cities of the ancient Middle
East when Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC) made it the capital of his
kingdom of Babylonia.
All that remains today of the
ancient famed city of Babylon is a mound, of broken mud-brick
buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between
the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in Iraq.
Babylon, its namesake Mardi Gras
organization was founded in 1939 by a group of men who wanted to
stage a first class parade for the public and a first class
tableau ball for their ladies.
Originally known as the Jesters
Club, the Knights of Babylon continues to adhere to the
tradition of its founding members.
Babylonís monarch, Sargon, king of Assyria (722Ė705 b.c.)
who is said to have build the city of Babylon, reigns over the parade and ball.
Secrecy is of great significance to
this Krewe and this is why Sargonís identity is never revealed
to the public as well as the theme is kept secret until parade
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