HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON OR HANGING GARDENS OF NINEWA A comparative study of their Landscape spatial characteristics

Abstract:     Hanging gardens of Babylon is one of seven wonders of
the Ancient World. It is claimed that these gardens were constructed at the
ancient city of Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar II,
who ruled between 605 and 562 BC. The gardens were mentioned in the Roman
and Greek historians writings and descriptions of height were given. The
gardens were surrounded by a strong wall with stadiums connected with stairs
surrounded by arches and filled with trees and flowers. The gardens were
irrigated from Euphrates through manmade pumps. There are no cuneiform texts
mentioning these gardens, however, they are the only wonder based on these
legendary information. On the contrary, some archeologists states the hanging
gardens are within Ninewa archaeological location in Kuyunjik hell, near the Sennacherib
and Ashurbanipal palaces based on scenes of a garden constructed on a
column of arches drawn on a tablet and other cuneiform texts in Ninewa. The
current study is comparing the data of both locations and reviewing the
available information in addition to providing more evidences to support the
existence of hanging gardens in Ninewa. This is done through examining the
spatial aspects of the two locations from a landscape perspective

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  • Project start : 2012
  • Project end : 2013
  • Contact Person : Ahmed Alomary
  • Location : Iraq, Mosul, lat : 36.351909564000320000 - lng : 43.137345314025880000 address : 80, Mosul, Iraq