The Contributions Of The Hanging Garden Of Babylon

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The Hanging Garden of Babylon was built in 600 B.C by Nebuchadnezzar, the king at the time. These beautiful gardens were built for the purpose of a gift to the queen, Amytis of Media, who had missed the flowers of her home land. To make the queen happy, Nebuchadnezzar commanded the garden be made. Ancient writer Diodorus Siculus wrote about how the walter ong planes of the exotic flora and fauna were self watering. The greenery itself could reach up to 75 feet. Although, some historians lead to believe that the gardens were fake and not really made, due to the lack of abundant records and it not being around today - because of an earthquake in the 2nd century -, early historians such as Diodorus Siculus, Philo, and Strabo wrote about the gardens; and so according to our knowledge today, the fountains were a part of history, and because of their magnificence, they are named a Wonder of the Ancient World. The Wonder, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, was built in 550 B.C, and was composed by Chersiphron, a Greek architect. The temple was a religious building dedicated to Zeus’ daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and wild nature; however, when it was not being used in a time of worship, it was converted into a marketplace. The Temple was constructed from marble and stretched to a height of 425 feet, as well as being 225 feet wide. The delicately designed Wonder had 127 columns all around the structure which were each 60 feet tall. Yet, in 356 B.C, the Temple was burned to the

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