Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Wonderful Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The wonderful Hanging Gardens were a series of terraces rising along the Euphates huge river bank in five tiers of 50 feet each above the next and connected by marble stairways. Each tier was planted with a profusion of fabulous big trees, shrubs, and colorful flowers. The luxury gardens were chill watered by fountains fed through pipes from cisterns in the topmost terrace. Nebuchadnezzar had history's most celebrated the gardens developed as an adjunct to his peaceful palace; but the Greeks ascribed them to Semiramis; a legendary wonder queen of Babylon, daughter of the goddess Derceto. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were dedicated to the great planet Venus.

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