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Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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Definition: One of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens were a huge collection of plants that 'hung' from a balcony in a large palace in Babylon, the capital of many Mesopotamian empires. The Gardens were built at the direction of the Chaldean king Nebuchadnezzar, who was said to have order them built to remind his wife of her homeland. The great mystery of the Hanging Gardens was how enough water to support the plants was transported so high in the air.

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About the Hanging Gardens
More links to information about this famed wonder.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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The Ancient Middle East
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Elsewhere on the Web:
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
This site gives you an overview of the Hanging Gardens and possible reasons they were built.

Hanging Gardens: Basic Facts
Just a few facts here, along with some quotes about the Wonder.

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