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Hanging gardens of Babylon


According to legend, Nebuchadnezzar II, who reigned Babylon from 605 to 562 BC built the Hanging Gardens for his wife Amitiya who was homesick for her mountainous homeland.

Use the following resources to find out: Did this wonder of the ancient world really exist?


  • Wood, Tim, (1997), 'Garden of Babylon, in Ancient Wonders, Heinemann, London, pp. 18-19.

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