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I'm sure a lot of it has to do with sloppy work, syntax and happenstance. Bing maps has better images of some of these places too.
As for Babylon, if you request 'Ancient Babylon', pas de problem:
Ancient Babylon, Al-Mahawil, Bbil, Iraq - Google Maps
Oh well, I'm sure the Masons are behind some of these mysteries.
strange, I have no problem bringing up Babylon on google maps.... Considering its an archeological site, I really don't know why they expect it to be "bustling".