Theory Of The Hanging Garden

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The Hanging Gardens are one of the Seven Wonders in the World and still to this day is very attractive to tourist. With walls about “56 miles in length, 80 feet thick, 320 feet high”, this was one of the most impressive architectures (The Seven Wonders). The Gardens were built around 600 BC and got destroyed in the second century BC. Due to an earthquake much of the Hanging Gardens were destroyed. There are two different theories to how the Hanging Gardens were built. One theory was that the Assyrian Queen Semiramis built the Gardens during her five year reign. The second theory and the most believed, was that King Nebuchadnezzar, who had ruled the city, was said to be the one who built the Hanging Garden to cheer up his homesick wife Amyitis. …show more content…
To build a temple, it takes a lot of people and lots of hard work and determination. The first step to building a temple is making a layout or blueprint which is usually sketched. This step is very important because it determines how the temple is going to look inside and out. When the drawing of the layout was completed and approved, the building process then begins. To start building, bricks must be made first. The bricks were composed of clay mixed with chopped straw and would then bake in the sun. After the bricks dried, they would then use a substance called bitumen, which was slimy and acted as a mortar. The mortar was a very important procedure in making a temple because it is what holds the blocks …show more content…
Plants then surrounded the whole entire monument. One of the main concerns was how the men were going to water the plants. Considering that Babylonia is a fairly dry area and doesn’t receive very much rain, keeping the plants alive and healthy was going to be a challenge. The result to this problem was that the men would have to walk down to the river and back with bucket full of water to water the plants. In conclusion, the Hanging Gardens were located in Babylonia and is one of the seven wonders of the world. King Nebuchadnezzar who was the ruler of Babylonia built the Gardens for his wife Amyitis who was homesick. The amount of work that was put into the Hanging Gardens is unbelieveable, and it will always be

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