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The Hanging Garden of Babylon

A myth submitted to the site by Rayaheen Kais

Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), Iraq

The hanging gardens of Babylon was built in the city of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). King Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled for 43 years. He married Amyitis, daughter of the king of the Medes, to create an alliance between the two nations.

Amyitis got homesick when she married Nebuchadnezzar She got homesick for the plants and gardens of her homeland. To make her happy Nebuchadnezzar build the hanging gardens for her to feel better.

The garden was built around 600 B.C, it had all different type of trees,flowers, and plants. The height of the garden is 80 ft above the ground.

A mystery that puzzled everyone is that how the plants and trees get watered, and how the water goes up. But they had their own water system to water the plants. In the second century the hanging gardens was destroyed by an earthquake. The hanging gardens is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

By Rayaheen Kais
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Name: Madison Callihan 29th February 2016
I wish I could of learned more because I am writing a report about the Gardens but I couldn't even get that much stuff that I didn't know from here.
Name: Duane 11th November 2013
wow it is cool but you did not put enough of connectives.
Name: Rimsha 8th November 2013
Amazing, check out my story called Thriller night, if you have time, please... very nice idea of doing one of the 7 wonders of the worlds... :)
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