Tom Meyer, a professor in Bible studies at Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in California, US, told Express.co.uk there are many clues that point towards this story being true.
He said: “The spades of English archaeologists have brought to light treasures buried in the sands of time related to the infamous crown prince of Babylon, Belshazzar, who literally saw the hand writing on the wall.
“After the death of Nebuchadnezzar, the following Babylonian kings were Evil Merodach (562 to 560 BC), Neriglissar (560 to 556 BC), Labashi Marduk (556), Nabonidus (556 to 539 BC), and then finally the subordinate crown prince Belshazzar (553 to 539 BC).
“Belshazzar was considered a crown prince because he was left in control of the Babylonian kingdom while his father Nabonidus was on a four-year military campaign in Arabia against the Medes.
“On one fateful night in 539 bc when the short-lived Neo-Babylonian Empire was overthrown by the Medes, a miracle happened: the drunken crown prince of Babylon, Belshazzar, saw a celestial hand write upon the plaster wall of the king’s palace a cryptic message of doom later interpreted by the famous prophet Daniel.”