Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Iraq

Of all the Severn Wonders of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon have left us least, in stone or story, wherewith to build a picture of their beauty, but from what evidence there is this lovely reconstruction has been produced. The gardens have borrowed their shape from the Babylonian temple-tower : trees and flowers mass every terrace, and a circling canal gives coolness to the air. Inspired like so many mighty works of love, they were built by King Nebuchadrezzar to delight the eyes of his Median bride.

From Wonders of the Past