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Student Stories on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon - The Wonders of the Hanging Garden by Hailey Owens and Alex Reyes

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Where are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon located? 

The Hanging Garden may have been located in Nineveh. This place was lost at one point but was found by Dr. Stephanie Dalley. You are probably wondering when was it built. Let's find out.

When were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built? 

The Hanging Garden of  Babylon was created around 605 B.C. Most Archaeologists think that the Hanging Garden of Babylon is not in Babylon, but it is 350 miles north from there, in Nineveh. Nineveh is located in today's Iraq, and it's the oldest city in Iraq.

How did the Hanging Gardens of Babylon get destroyed? 

We do not know how the Hanging Gardens were destroyed, and we also don't know for sure where they were located. If they existed, scholars think that the water to keep the gardens looking beautiful rose up to 75 - 300 feet! It had to go up that far because the garden was planted in multi-level stone terraces.

What were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon made out of?

The Hanging Garden of Babylon was likely planted inside a structure made out of mud bricks and stone.The buildings in the Hanging Garden of Babylon were high vaulted and had Gardens throughout their roofs. The streets were narrow and had high walls that were windowless.

Who built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

Many people think Nebuchadnezzar, King of the Babylonians, built the Hanging Garden of Babylon, but they could be incorrect. New research shows that the Assyrians may have built the Hanging Garden of Babylon, inspired by their king Sennacherib. This is because Dr. Stephanie Dalley found an inscription she could read at the British Museum. It says that the Assyrian king, who lived 100 years before Nebuchadnezzar, built a palace and a garden that were a "Wonder for all people." 

Why were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built?

The story has long been that Nebuchadnezzar's wife, the queen (Amyitis), was homesick for her own country. To cheer her up, the king had people build the Hanging Garden of Babylon. So we could say that the Hanging Garden of Babylon was built to please the queen.     

 

 

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Original Release: May 22, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Jun 16, 2017


Footnotes:
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2) Chadwick, H. D., San Francisco Mission District burning in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, wikipedia, Dec/26/2007, May/30/2017, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Miscellaneous_Archive#/media/Fil
3) Bos, Carole, hanging garden of Babylon, www.awesomestories.com, Oct/07/2013, May/30/2017, https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Hanging-Gardens-of-Babylon

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