Well! Now we've done a whole lot of useful things:
So now we can draw some conclusions. Well, I shall, anyway. Bearing in mind that the ultimate truth always eludes us, I nonetheless conclude that the closest we can get is this:
Remember that these conclusions are drawn from a careful treatment of incomplete material that is quoted out of context on the web.
Serious scholars would now make it their business to get hold of the best translations of the complete texts and read them carefully through. They'd read what the translators have to say about those texts, too, and find out what the relevant historians and art historians have to say. They'd also get the best information possible on the archaeology of Babylon, and compare the findings with the texts. And they'd go, physically, to Babylon and look, measure, think, take notes. And then they'd come home and think some more.