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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. By Sabrina Bajwa. Location. Near the Euphrates River Mesopotamia – present day Iraq The gardens do not exist today. When. Approximately 2500 years ago Started in 600 BC No one knows how long it took, or if the gardens even existed. Purpose and Uses.

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Location
Location

  • Near the Euphrates River

  • Mesopotamia – present day Iraq

  • The gardens do not exist today.


The hanging gardens of babylon
When

  • Approximately 2500 years ago

  • Started in 600 BC

  • No one knows how long it took, or if the gardens even existed.


Purpose and uses
Purpose and Uses

  • King Nebakanezer had the gardens built for his wife, Amytis.

  • She missed her hometown.

  • Babylon was dry and barren.

  • The gardens resembled where she used to live.

  • The terraces in the gardens were protected from the sun.


Building the gardens
Building the Gardens

  • They built brick arches and pillars to hold the gardens.

  • Next, workmen built terraces on top of the arches.

  • The terraces were lined with lead, then a layer of soil for plants.

  • They imported many types of plants.

  • They used baked brick and asphalt to build the pillars.


Description and uniqueness
Description and Uniqueness

  • The garden was planted on a hill with built in terraces.

  • Underneath, there were rooms, protected from the sun.

  • The gardens at their highest point, were 80 feet high.

  • Many plants were planted onto of the terraces.


Irrigation
Irrigation

  • A chain pump was used to irrigate the plants.

  • A chain pump has two large wheels with a chain.

  • Buckets start at the bottom, filled with water from the river.

  • Then at the top, the water would travel through channels, irrigating the whole garden.


Ancient forsight
Ancient Forsight

  • The Hanging Gardens are one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

  • The Gardens of Versaille

    • Similar to the Babylonian Gardens in terms of its grandiosenessand variety in plants and shrubs.

    • Because we do not know if these gardens existed or exactly what they looked like, it is hard to find a modern-day parallel.


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • http://www.personal.psu.edu/amp5364/HangingGardens.html

  • http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/7wonders/hgb/

  • http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/history/ancient-wonders/

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/J002388/ancientwonder.html

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/5983/pages/gardens.htm

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/5983/pages/gardens.htm