The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: An Elusive World Wonder Traced

The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: An Elusive World Wonder Traced

Stephanie Dalley


The secret of the placing backyard of Babylon is a thrilling tale of detection regarding legends, professional decipherment of historic texts, and a shiny description of a little-known civilization. famous in precedent days as one of many Seven Wonders of the area, the mythical placing backyard of Babylon and its position have lengthy been steeped in secret and perplexing myths.

In this extraordinary quantity Stephanie Dalley, a global professional on historical Babylonian language, exposes new facts and clarifies the entire recognized fabric approximately this enigmatic international ask yourself. putting the backyard inside a convention of royal patronage, Dalley describes how the decipherment of an unique textual content and its hyperlink to sculpture within the British Museum has enabled her to pin down the place and through which king the backyard used to be laid out, and to explain intimately what it gave the impression of. via this dramatic and engaging reconstruction of the backyard, Dalley additionally follows its effect on later backyard layout.

Unscrambling layer by way of layer the various tales that experience equipped up round the backyard, together with the components performed by way of Semiramis and Nebuchadnezzar, Dalley indicates why this backyard merits its position along the Pyramids and the Colossus of Rhodes as essentially the most impressive technical achievements of the traditional world.

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