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An ancient depiction of the Hanging Gardens.
^ As a matter of fact, one of the seven wonders of the world is the hanging gardens of Babylon depicted above in our header in a etching by Dutch artist Martin Heemskerck.
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^ The Ancient Babylonians used worms and their castings to produce the beautiful Hanging Gardens of Babylon - one of the World's Seven Wonders.

^ It contained the Hanging Gardens , one of the ancient wonders of the world.
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Irrigation on an artificial slope.
.The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, also known as the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis, near present-day Al Hillah, Babil in Iraq, are considered to be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.^ His son Nebuchadnezzar is the one who built the Hanging gardens of Babylon , one of the Seven wonders of world.
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^ Within the enclosure were constructed the famous hanging gardens of Babylon one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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^ Hanging Gardens of Babylon -One of the wonders of the ancient world.
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.They were built by the Chaldean king Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC. He is reported to have constructed the gardens to please his homesick wife, Amytis of Media, who longed for the trees and fragrant plants of her homeland Persia.^ They were built by Nebuchadnezzar II around 605 B.C. He is reported to have constructed the gardens to please his wife, Amytis of Media , who longed for the trees and fragrant plants of her homeland.
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^ It is a building created in the ancient city of Babylon by king Nebuchadnezzer II. King Nebuchadnezzar had the garden constructed for his homesick wife Amyitis.

^ Legend has it that the gardens were built by King Nebuchadnezzar II for his favorite wife, who was homesick for trees and mountains on the featureless Mesopotamian plains.
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[1] The gardens were destroyed by several earthquakes after the 2nd century BC.
.The lush Hanging Gardens are extensively documented by Greek historians such as Strabo and Diodorus Siculus.^ Diodorus Siculus, a Greek historian .

^ Most descriptive accounts of the Gardens come from Greek historians such as Berossus and Diodorus Siculus.
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^ The gardens were destroyed in an earthquake after the 1st century BC. The lush Hanging Gardens are extensively documented by Greek historians such as Strabo and Diodorus Siculus.
  • Do the hanging gardens of babylon exist ? waht do you think? - Yahoo!7 Answers 20 January 2010 20:55 UTC au.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.Through the ages, the location may have been confused with gardens that existed at Nimrud, since tablets from there clearly show gardens.^ There is no proof that the gardens ever existed.

^ Through the ages, the location may have been confused with gardens that existed at Nineveh, since tablets from there clearly show gardens.
  • Do the hanging gardens of babylon exist ? waht do you think? - Yahoo!7 Answers 20 January 2010 20:55 UTC au.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ And there’s also a good chance that that the gardens of Babylon may have been confused with a similar garden which was known to exist in the Assyrian city of Ninevah (supposedly located near present day Mosul, Iraq to the north).
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.Writings on these tablets describe the possible use of something similar to an Archimedes screw as a process of raising the water to the required height.^ Water was raised from the Euphrates River using something similar to an Archimedes screw.

^ Writings on these tablets describe the possible use of something similar to an Archimedes' screw as a process of raising the water to the required height.
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^ Below the gardens, hundreds of slaves turned giant Archimedes-type screws to bring irrigation to the height of the garden level.
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.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Nebuchadnezzar II also used massive slabs of stone, which was unheard of in Babylon, to prevent the water from eroding the ground.^ The lush gardens consisted of multiple terraces with massive slabs of stone to prevent the water from eroding the ground.

^ It is a building created in the ancient city of Babylon by king Nebuchadnezzer II. King Nebuchadnezzar had the garden constructed for his homesick wife Amyitis.

^ The Hanging Gardens of Babylon had terrace roofs were plants were cultivated, streams of water going down the slope of the slope of the stone columns.
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Greek references

Gardens of Semiramis, 20th century interpretation
The Greek Historian Strabo:
."Babylon, too, lies in a plain; and the circuit of its wall is three hundred and eighty-five stadia.^ Greek References The Greek Historian Strabo: "Babylon, too, lies in a plain; and the circuit of its wall is three hundred and eighty-five stadia.
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^ Babylon lies in a plain, its walls are385 stadia (one stadia = 185 meters) in length, its thickness allows four-horse chariot to pass over, on this account is one of the seven wonders of the world.

^ There were several such streams on the plain, and it was one of these secondary Euphrates rivers that approached the city of Babylon and washed its western walls.

.The thickness of its wall is thirty-two feet; the height thereof between the towers is fifty cubits; that of the towers is sixty cubits; the passage on top of the wall is such that four-horse chariots can easily pass one another; and it is on this account that this and the hanging garden are called one of the Seven Wonders of the World.^ His son Nebuchadnezzar is the one who built the Hanging gardens of Babylon , one of the Seven wonders of world.
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^ Within the enclosure were constructed the famous hanging gardens of Babylon one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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^ Hanging Gardens of Babylon -One of the wonders of the ancient world.
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.The garden is quadrangular in shape, and each side is four plethra in length.^ "The Garden is quadrangular, and each side is four plethra long.
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^ The garden is quadrangular in shape, and each side is four plethra in length.
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^ The Garden is quadrangular, and each side is four plethra long.
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.It consists of arched vaults, which are situated, one after another, on checkered, cube-like foundations.^ It consists of arched vaults which are located on checkered cube-like foundations..
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^ It consists of arched vaults which are located on checkered cube-like foundations...
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^ It consists of arched vaults which are located on checkered cube-like foundations .
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.The checkered foundations, which are hollowed out, are covered so deep with earth that they admit of the largest of trees, having been constructed of baked brick and asphalt — the foundations themselves and the vaults and the arches.^ It consists of arched vaults which are located on checkered cube-like foundations..
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^ It consists of arched vaults which are located on checkered cube-like foundations...
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^ The pillars, vaults, and terraces are constructed of baked brick and asphalt."
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.The ascent to the uppermost terrace-roofs is made by a stairway; and alongside these stairs there were screws, through which the water was continually conducted up into the garden from the Euphrates by those appointed for this purpose.^ The ascent of the uppermost terrace-roofs is made by a stairway .
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^ Slaves were appointed just to continually raising water to the garden.
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^ The ascent of the uppermost terrace-roofs is made by a stairway..."
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.For the river, a stadium in width, flows through the middle of the city; and the garden is on the bank of the river."^ The river flows through the middle of the city, garden on the bank of the river.

^ The River Euphrates itself flowed through the city.
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^ For the river, a stadium in width, flows through the middle of the city; and the garden is on the bank of the river."
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The Greek Historian Diodorus:
."The Garden was 100 feet (30 m) long by 100 ft wide and built up in tiers so that it resembled a theatre.^ The Greek Historian Diodorus: "The Garden was 100 feet long by 100 wide and built up in tiers so that it resembled a theater.
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^ The Garden was 100 feet long by 100 wide and built up in tiers so that it resembled a theater.
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^ Long and 30 ft wide.
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.Vaults had been constructed under the ascending terraces which carried the entire weight of the planted garden; the uppermost vault, which was seventy-five feet high, was the highest part of the garden, which, at this point, was on the same level as the city walls.The roofs of the vaults which supported the garden were constructed of stone beams some sixteen feet long, and over these were laid first a layer of reeds set in thick tar, then two courses of baked brick bonded by cement, and finally a covering of lead to prevent the moisture in the soil penetrating the roof.^ The walls of their cities were of enormous thickness.
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^ Vaults had been constructed under the ascending terraces which carried the entire weight of the planted garden; the uppermost vault, which was seventy-five feet high, was the highest part of the garden, which, at this point, was on the same level as the city walls.
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^ The roofs of the galleries were covered over with beams of stone sixteen foot long, inclusive of the overlap, and four feet wide.
  • Hanging Gardens—Diodorus Siculus 20 January 2010 20:55 UTC www.plinia.net [Source type: Original source]

.On top of this roof enough topsoil was heaped to allow the biggest trees to take root.^ On top of this roof enough topsoil was heaped to allow the biggest trees to take root.
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^ It is believed that the large pillars that supported the heavy vaults were hollowed and filled with dirt to allow the roots of the trees to continue to grow.

^ On the wall were 250 towers, and the top of the wall was wide enough to allow six chariots to drive abreast.
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.The earth was leveled off and thickly planted with every kind of tree.^ Nebuchadnezzar had every kind of tree and plant you can think of.
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^ The earth was leveled off and thickly panted with every kind of tree.
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^ On all this again the earth had been piled to a depth sufficient for the roots of the largest trees; and the ground, when levelled off, was thickly planted with trees of every kind that, by their great size or any other charm, could give pleasure to the beholder.
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.And since the galleries projected one beyond the other, where they were sunlit, they contained conduits for the water which was raised by pumps in great abundance from the river, though no one outside could see it being done."^ The water machines (raised) the water in great abundance from the river, although no one outside could see it.
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^ Since they could no longer talk to each other, they had to stop the project.
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^ The water machines [raised] the water in great abundance from the river, although no one outside could see it."

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Other references

Scriptores Rerum Alexandrii Magni
A 16th-century hand-coloured engraving of the "Hanging Gardens of Babylon" by Dutch artist Martin Heemskerck, with the Tower of Babel in the background.
"And then there were the Hanging Gardens. Paracleisos going up to the top is like climbing a mountain. Each terrace rises up from the last like the syrinx, the pipes of pan, which are made of several tubes of unequal length. .This gives the appearance of a theater.^ This gives the appearance of a theater.
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.It was flanked by perfectly constructed walls twenty-six feet thick.^ It was flanked by perfectly constructed walls twenty-five feet thick.
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^ Constructed inside the palace walls, the gardens were built in a series of platforms, or terraces, that created a structure 400 feet long, 400 feet wide, and 380 feet high!

^ Accounts from the classical writer Diodorus Siculus describe that the brick walls were 22 feet (6.7 meters) thick and 400 feet (121 meters) wide.

.The galleries were roofed with stone balconies.^ The galleries were roofed with stone balconies.
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^ The roofs of the galleries were covered over with beams of stone sixteen foot long, inclusive of the overlap, and four feet wide.
  • Hanging Gardens—Diodorus Siculus 20 January 2010 20:55 UTC www.plinia.net [Source type: Original source]

.Above these there was the first of a bed of reeds with a great quantity of bitumen, then a double layer of baked bricks set in gypsum, then over that a covering of lead so that moisture from the soil heaped above it would not seep through.^ Above these there was the first of a bed of reeds with a great quantity of bitumen, then a double layer of baked bricks set in gypsum, then over that a covering of lead so that moisture from the soil heaped above it would not seep through.

^ The roofs were waterproofed with layers of bitumen, reeds, bricks, and lead, and soil was then added to a depth suitable for trees.
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^ All of this was covered in a layer of lead.
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.The earth was deep enough to contain the roots of the many varieties of trees which fascinated the beholder with their great size and their beauty.^ The depth of earth was so great, that in it the largest trees might take root.
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^ The earth was deep enough to contain the roots of the many varieties of trees which fascinated the beholder with their great size and their beauty.

^ According to the Greek geographer Strabo, Babylons gardens consisted of vaulted terraces one above the other, which were big enough to contain full grown trees.
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.There was also a passage which had pipes leading up to the highest level and machinery for raising water through which great quantities of water were drawn from the river, with none of the process being visible from the outside."^ Machinery raised water from the river to irrigate the garden on top.
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^ Amazing level up there with Dave’s.
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^ There was also a passage which had pipes leading up to the highest level and machinery for raising water through which great quantities of water were drawn from the river, with none of the process being visible from the outside."
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Controversy

.There is some controversy as to whether the Hanging Gardens were an actual creation or a poetic creation due to the lack of documentation of them in the chronicles of Babylonian history.^ The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were destroyed mostly due to lack of matinence.
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^ There is some controversy as to whether the Hanging Gardens were an actual creation or a poetic creation due to the lack of documentation of them in the chronicles of Babylonian history.
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^ There is no mention of the hanging gardens.

.In ancient writings the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were first described by Berossus, a Chaldean priest who lived in the late 4th century BC. These accounts were later elaborated on by Greek historians.^ Hanging Gardens of Babylon -One of the wonders of the ancient world.
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^ How high were the hanging gardens of babylon?
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^ Ano ang hanging gardens of babylon?
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.A more recent theory proposes that the gardens were actually constructed under the orders of Sennacherib, who took the throne of Assyria in 705 BC, reigning until 681 BC. During new studies of the location of Nineveh (Located on the eastern bank of the Tigris in ancient Assyria) his gardens were placed close to the entrance of his palace, on the bank of the river Tigris.^ They constructed Nineveh, the city of splendor, on the Tigris River.
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^ The New Babylonian Empire, whose best-known king was Nebuchadnezzar II (reigned 605-562 BC), existed more than a thousand years later .
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^ They were built by the Chaldean king Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC. He is reported to have constructed the gardens to please his sick wife, Amytis of Media, who longed for the trees and fragrant plants of her homeland Persia.
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.It is possible that in the intervening centuries, the two sites became confused, and the hanging gardens were attributed to Babylon.^ How high were the hanging gardens of babylon?
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^ Ano ang hanging gardens of babylon?
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^ Height of the hanging garden of babylon?
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See also

References

External links

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  • Seven Wonders of the World: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Technology and Culture Volume 44, Number 1, January 2003 Dalley, Stephanie.^ Seven Wonders of the World - Mystic Gallery .
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    ^ The Hanging Gardens of Babylon at Ninevah .
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    ^ Within the enclosure were constructed the famous hanging gardens of Babylon one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
    • Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire: Chapter XXII. Babylonia the Land of Marvels 20 January 2010 20:55 UTC www.sacred-texts.com [Source type: Original source]

    Oleson, John Peter. "Sennacherib, Archimedes, and the Water Screw: The Context of Invention in the Ancient World"

Simple English

[[File:|right|thumb|300px|Gardens of Semiramis, 20th century interpretation]]

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Hanging Garden, Assyrian interpretation

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (also called the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis) and the walls of Babylon (near present-day Al Hillah in Iraq) are one of the Seven Wonders of the World. They were built by Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC. He is told to have built the gardens to please his wife, Amytis of Media. She wanted to see the trees and plants of her homeland. The hanging gardens were destroyed in an earthquake after the 1st century BC.

Existence

Some people do not believe the Hanging Gardens were real. In ancient writings the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were first described by Berossus, a Chaldean priest. He lived in the late 4th century B.C. Greek historians later wrote more about them.[1]

Recent archaeological digs of the palace in Iraq have uncovered evidence of a building with vaults and a well nearby. However, the place of the palace complex is different from where Greek historians said they were, which was on the banks of the Euphrates River.[1]

However, recently there have been digs on the banks of the Euphrates River of some large 25 meter-thick walls.[1]

It is said that the Hanging Towers Of Babylon were originally blown down and this building is a second production!

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Hanging Gardens of Babylon The Mysterious Wonder of the Ancient World article by Robin Fowler

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