The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
After 20 years of research, Dr Stephanie Dalley may have discovered why.
Dr Dalley, an honorary research fellow at Somerville College and part of the Oriental Institute at Oxford University, believes the garden was actually created at Nineveh, 300 miles from Babylon, in the early seventh century BC. She argues that it was built by the Assyrians in the north of Mesopotamia â€“ modern-day Iraq â€“ at the instigation of the Assyrian king, Sennacherib.
Dr Stephanie Dalley argues that it was the Assyrian King Sennacherib that ordered the construction of the Hanging Garden. Image: Wikimedia Commons
One piece of evidence is a record of description by Sennacherib of an â€˜unrivalled palaceâ€™ and a â€˜wonder for all peoplesâ€™. He describes the marvel of a water-raising screw made using a new method of casting bronze.
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shares Mystery of the missing Hanging Gardens of Babylon solved? Expert claims to have found the elusive wonder of the world Hanging Gardens of Babylon are one of the Seven Wonders of the World They were 80ft high and featured elaborate terraces and floating plants Ancient texts claim they were built in the Iraqi city of Babylon in 600BC This lead...
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