By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on
In Babylonia, there is a long history of different tribal groups taking over political power in the cities. One such tribe is the Chaldeans, heralding from the southern part of Mesopotamia just south of Babylonia's core area. At the collapse of Assyria, the Chaldeans had increased in power. Chaldean is an umbrella term for tribes of southern Mesopotamia.