Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Babylon” in book 8, chapter 3, section 8 of Vitruvius Pollio, The Ten Books on Architecture:

...their water. In Babylon, a lake of very great extent, called Lake Asphaltitis, has liquid asphalt swimming on its surface, with which asphalt and with burnt brick Semiramis built the wall surrounding Babylon . At Jaffa in Syria and among the Nomads in Arabia, are lakes of enormous size that yield very large masses of asphalt, which are carried off by the inhabitants thereabouts.
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Babylon (Iraq) 302 6 0 0 0 user votes
Babylon (New York, United States) 1 0 1 0 0 user votes
Babylon (Illinois, United States) 0 0 0 0 0 user votes
Babylon (Nevada, United States) 0 0 0 0 0 user votes

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