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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon


Referatas apie kabančius Babilono sodus. One of the most interesting world Wonders, Nebuchadnezzar - the builder of the gardens, exotic wonderful plants, impressive example of architecture, the technology of the Babylon Gardens’.


The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were the most revered and awesome structures in all history. Philo of Byzantium made the first list of Seven Wonders for travelers of the Hellenistic Era, which included only man-made structures: the Pyramids at Giza or sculptures like the Colossus of Rhodes and so on. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is one of the most interesting Wonders. Philo highlighted the various qualities that the gardens were worth to be in the list of Wonders in the 3rd century B.C. These gardens showed the majesty of the Babylonian culture and the technology of its people. It was a terraced garden that showed many beautiful plants and held many fountains. Nebuchadnezzar II ordered this Wonder to be built during his reign of 43 years between the years of 604-562 BC. He built it to pick up the mood of his homesick wife, Amyitis, who was from Media. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon awed and astonished many travelers and historians in ancient times. Although they no longer exist, the idea of such a magnificent feat of engineering still attracts people today.
Nebuchadnezzar, the builder of the gardens, was the most important ruler of his dynasty. He was the son of Nabopolassar, and lived from 604-562 B.C. As a military commander, he followed in the footsteps of his predecessors, conquering many Cities. He marched through Palestine and surrounded Jerusalem twice. Nebuchadnezzar was also one of the most famous builders in the Near East, making Babylon the most beautiful city in the region. Around his city, he built walls, which formed a square. The walls were 9 miles long. Beyond the wall was a deep moat, which kept the city safe from invasion. Herodotus tells that the wall was 80 feet thick, 320 feet high, with 250 watchtowers, and 100 bronze gates. Nebuchadnezzar also built the Ishtar Gate. It was covered with blue bricks and animal sculptures. When visitors came upon this gate they would be in awe. ...

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