The hanging gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only on whose location has not been yet established. Even though they were traditionally said to have been built in the Ancient city of Babylon, near present day Hill-ah, Babil province, Iraq . The Babylonian priest Berossus, writing in about 290 BC attributed the gardens to the Neo- Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled between 605-652 BC. It was said that there were no extant Babylonian texts mentioning the gardens, and no definite archaeological evidence has been found in Babylon. According to one legend, Nebuchadnezzar II built the hanging gardens for his median wife, Queen Amytis , because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. He also built a grand palace that came to be known as the "the marvel of mankind". But because of the lack of evidence it has been suggested that the hanging gardens are purely mythical, and the descriptions found in the ancient Greek and Roman writers represent a romantic ideal of an eastern garden. If it did indeed exist, it was destroyed sometime after first century AD. The hanging gardens did not hang but there were layered terraces with brick columns filled with dirt allowing plants to be grown inside of them there were circular and triangular pots built in stages at the highest point of the city with water fed to trees and plants water systems.         My information about the Hanging Gardens came from Wikipedia and  www.ancientcityofbabylon.com

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