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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Hanging Garden of Babylon : A imaginary or lost garden

Original image by-Ferdinand Knab (License:Public domain)

Hanging Garden of Babylon is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancients world.
It is believed that this garden is found in the Babylon city of Iraq. It is said that this garden was not found in land it was planted on fort of roof. But it have any sure evidence. It is said that this garden was built by Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II in sixth century B.C. as a gift to his wife, Amytis. Because before marriage Queen Amytis lived in the place where are many of the vegetation, waterfalls are found. King Nebuchadnezzar II was ruled in Babylon from 605-562 B.C. He ruled approximately 43years on Babylon. It is said that this garden was built in this period and also said that before the coming of Jesus Christ this garden was destroyed due to severe earthquake.

Most of the Ancient Greek and Roman historians wrote about this garden in which they wrote who, how and when this garden was made. But in present time no any evidence is found about this garden. It is believed that this garden was found at the height of 75 meters. If these garden were found then it have required 31 thousands liters of water daily. According to a Greek historian Diodorus Siculus or Diodorus of Sicily this garden were spread over 400 square feet on the fort and the height of wall of fort was 80 meters. Based on the description of Diodorus Siculus,a archeologist,Robert Koldewey found a similar place between 1899-1917. This place was similar to Hanging Garden of Babylon's Diodorus. But in this time no any evidence are found to prove this gardens. This garden is actually found or not is mystery.

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