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.

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