King Nebuchadnezzar was one of the most prominent rulers of Ancient Babylon.
Biography[edit | edit source]
The Babylonians worshipped Marduk, the ruler of a dimension called the Aetherium. According to ancient passages discovered by Indiana Jones, Marduk inspired King Nebuchadnezzar through writing, urging him to build a "great engine" in order to physically contact Marduk's own, otherworldly realm. Following this, the scripture becomes unclear: "Having no understanding, the rabble hath thrown down his work." It is therefore uncertain whether the masses abandoned the machine in accord with Nebuchadnezzar's orders or against Nebuchadnezzar's orders; much of the controversy regards whether the phrase "his work" refers to the work of Nebuchadnezzar or Marduk. However, it is known that four "trusted" Disciples of Marduk, named Urgon, Taklit, Nub, Azerim, each fled from Babylon with essential pieces of the Machine and created or summoned minions and one great Guardian to guard over these parts after they had died.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
There were four Babylonian kings named Nebuchadnezzar:
- The first ruled the Babylonian Empire in the 1100s BC.
- The second (605-562 BC) was the Babylonian ruler mentioned in the biblical Book of Daniel, and built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and conquered Aram and Judah
- The third and fourth rebelled against Darius I of Persia in 522 and 521 BC
It is not clear which historical Nebuchadnezzar is being referenced but the connection of Nebuchadnezzar to the Tower of Babel gives some possible Biblical reference points.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Mentioned only)