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Student Stories on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon by Norimar Ortiz Landaverde & Leyah Ruiz

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is said to have been built by King Nebuchadnezzar II for his Queen Amytis who was feeling homesick. The gardens were to remind her of her homeland.

The most popular theory is that the gardens were built by King Nebuchadnezzar II to make his wife happy. She was homesick for the plants and gardens of her homeland. King Nebuchadnezzar II ruled Babylon from 605 B.C. for a period of 43 years. It was during this time that he is said to have had the Hanging Gardens built.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is a garden. King Nebuchadnezzar II only had the garden for 43 years.They way the garden was built was by reading cuneiform. Sadly though the garden was destroyed in 209 B.C.The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are thought to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon. Even though there is no proof that they actually existed, they are considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The garden is also considered the most romantic place.The gardens were also assumed to be the work either of legendary Queen Sammu-ramat (Greek Semiramis), the Assyrian queen who reigned from 810 to 783 BC, or of King Nebuchadnezzar II, to be the work either of semi-legendary Queen Sammu-ramat (Greek Semiramis), the Assyrian queen who reigned from 810 to 783 BC, or of King Nebuchadrezzar II.

The garden had an impressive height of about 75 feet (22 meters) high.

The gardens also had ripe fruit. It also had exotic animals. here is also uncovered an ancient hydraulic system like a pump drawing water from the river.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was built in 305 B.C. by King Nebuchadnezzar II. for his Queen who was home sick and it took around 43 years and then was destroyed but became one of the Seven Wonders of The World.

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Original Release: May 18, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Sep 01, 2017


Footnotes:
1) Klein, Christopher, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The History Channel, Dec/31/1969, May/24/2017, http://www.history.com/news/hanging-gardens-existed-but-not-in-babylon
2) Bos, Carole, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, AwesomeStories, Dec/31/1969, May/31/2017, https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Hanging-Gardens-of-Babylon http://www.history.com/news/han

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