Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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    This hand-coloured engraving by the 16th-century Dutch artist Martin Heemskerck depicts the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. According to the tradition, the gardens did not hang, but grew on the roofs and terraces of the royal palace in Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar II, the Chaldean king, is supposed to have had the gardens built in about 600 BC as a consolation to his Median wife, who missed the natural surroundings of her homeland.
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    1. Panos_ [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Compliments, I like it !
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    2. sonylanguage 82 months ago | reply

      ur Chaldean civilization dating back to 5300 BC

    3. vince-branca 68 months ago | reply

      This is a nice pic.! I'm using it to illustrate an article : Is Astrology Telling your Future ? I have credited it to you and linked it to this page. Thanks for allowing me to do so !

    4. murugan thillainayagam 34 months ago | reply

      This is ancient upstairs garden.

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