Historically Babylon was a city that became an empire. It was conquered by Medo-Persia, then Grecia conquered Medo-Persia. Later Rome conquered Greece. That history fits imagery of those kingdoms represented by the four beasts in Daniel’s prophecy of the Bible. They were a lion with eagles wings, a bear, a leopard with four heads and a dragon with 10 horns that had three horns uproots by a little horn.