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Student Stories on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon by Briana Bayuelo and Naia Patrick

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient world are very interesting and amazing things to study or even know about. To us, the most fascinating Wonder is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was a place that was very beautiful and unique. We know that there are six more wonders that are left, but we chose this one because it is fascinating that the gardens of Babylon were hanging up on walls or around the building.  

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is a place in the ancient city that had many gardens. It seems, though, that the gardens were actually located in Nineveh, not Babylon!

The hanging gardens were all over the building. It was a place for peace and quiet that you could relax in. You could also discover different flowers that you never knew existed. 

 

The hanging gardens of Babylon were at least 75 feet high, and the background building structure was made out of mud bricks and waterproof lead. It took 43 years to build. King Nebuchadnezzar built it to make his wife happy. King Nebuchadnezzar was ruling the kingdom while they were building it.

Historians have said it was originally built in Hillah, in the Babil province in Iraq. Some stories tell us that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were hundreds of feet in the air.

 

Dr. Stephanie Dalley believes that she found the location of the Gardens. She traveled there, to the ancient city of Nineveh, to prove that they were real, and to also prove where they were located. She said this was the only one of the seven wonders that remained a mystery because it couldn’t be found anywhere. Wouldn't it be interesting if the gardens named for Babylon weren't even located there but were actually located in Nineveh?

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built high above the ground on multi-level stone terraces. The plants did not actually “hang," they grew from many different levels of terraces around the walls. They were called the hanging gardens of Babylon because people thought the plants were actually hanging, but they grew on the walls during the years and to keep them alive they just gave the plants water and started the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Like we said earlier, they didn't hang but they grew on different terraces over the landscape.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are very important to us. The people that lived close or next to the gardens often called it the gates of the gods because it was a very beautiful and unique place. They are a great example of being creative and vibrant.

It is very amazing that King Nebuchadnezzar II built it for his wife, very much relationship goals. He cared a lot about her, spent a lot of time and most likely a lot of money on the gardens. It's also amazing that the people in our generation still have the opportunity to study about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

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Original Release: May 22, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Jun 12, 2017


Footnotes:
1) Ferdinand Knab , The Hanging Gardens of Babylon , hhtps:commas.wikimedia.org, Dec/22/2015, May/30/2017, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hanging_Gardens_of_Babylon_by_Ferdinand_Knab_(1886).png
2) Maarten Van Heemskerck, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, https://commons.wikimedia.org, Dec/20/2015, May/25/2017, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hanging_Gardens_of_Babylon.jpg
3) Viv D. , Hanging Gardens of Babylon 03, http/www.flickr.com, Mar/12/2013, May/30/2017, https://www.flickr.com/photos/racheledelgado/8551883016/in/photostream/
4) Carole Bos , The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Awesomestories.com, Feb/09/2016, May/30/2017, Https://www.awesomestories.com

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