For a full description of the historical events, see Belshazzar

Belshazzar's Feast is described in the Book of Daniel. The Babylonian king Belshazzar profanes the sacred vessels of the enslaved Israelites. As prophesied by the writing on the wall, and interpreted by Daniel, Belshazzar is killed and Darius the Mede succeeds to his kingdom.

There are many depictions of Belshazzar's Feast in the arts. These include, in chronological order:


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