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Nebukadnezar

Name (also Nabuchodonosor, Nebochadnezzar, Nebukadrezar) of a bottle oversize for a champagne with the volume of 15 litres or the content of 20 normal bottles. The name is not protected by origin, however, but can be used freely for sparkling wines or wines. It is derived from the biblical figure Nebuchadnezzar II. (605-562 BC). "Nabû-kudurri-ussur" means "God Nabû, protect my eldest son". Under him there was extensive building activity, including in Babylon. The king conquered Judah, the southern kingdom of the Jews, in 586 BC (see also under Babylonia). In the process, the capital Jerusalem and the temple built under Solomon (972-932 B.C.). were completely destroyed (picture in the middle) and the upper class of the Jews deported into Babylonian captivity. The picture on the left shows an inscription describing Nebuchadnezzar II on an onyx stone eye of a statue of Marduk (city god of Babylon). Nebuchadnezzar II was the historical model for Guiseppe Verdi's (1813-1901) opera Nabuccho.

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