The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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The Hanging Gardens of
Built: About 600 B.C.
Location: In Babylon near modern-day Baghdad, Iraq
History: These gardens -- which may be only a fable -- are
said to have been laid out on a brick terrace by King Nebuchadnezzar II
for one of his wives. According to the writings of a Babylonian priest,
they were approximately 400 feet square and 75 feet above the ground.
His account says slaves working in shifts turned screws to lift water
from the nearby Euphrates River to irrigate the trees, shrubs and