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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was in the City State of Babylon which today is modern Iraq. Babylon was under the rule of King Nebuchadnezzar II, who had and was ruling Babylon 43 years. Starting in 605 BC ending his reign in 562 BC, this King was known to have constructed an astonishing amount of temples, streets, palaces, and walls.

According to the accounts, the Hanging Gardens were built for his homesick wife, Amyitis, who was the daughter of the King Medes, to cheer her up. He tried to recreate her homeland by making something like it, to relieve her depression. But the Hanging Gardens were not really hanging. In the Greek

But the Hanging Gardens were not really hanging. In the Greek language, the word "kremastos" means overhanging like a balcony. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was built around 600 BC. This got destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd Century BC. Height was probably about 80 ft. (24m). It was made with waterproofed mud bricks with lead

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Original Release: May 23, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Jun 14, 2017


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