... The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built by King Nebuchadnezzar
so that the queen, his wife, would have a lovely, private, terraced
garden to enjoy.
The gardens were rumored to be about
400 feet wide, 400 feet long, and over 80 feet high. Some
historians believe the gardens were built in a series of platforms
that all together were 320 feet high. There were paths and steps and
fountains and gorgeous flowers, all build to make a homesick queen
feel welcomed and loved.
It was supposedly built around 600 BCE,
along the bank of the Euphrates River (south of the modern day city of
No one knows if the gardens actually
existed, or if they did, if they existed in Babylon, but the legend is
a lovely one.
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