The name for the southernmost region of Babylonia, including the extensive marshlands of the gulf. The region was important for its access to the sea and seaborne trade, and the marshes were a well-known refuge for political adversaries. In the first millennium B.C., the Sealand was controlled by Chaldean tribes. See also SEALAND DYNASTIES.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

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