Monday, November 25, 2013

Pictured: the 'real site' of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

A British academic believes she has identified the precise spot of the elusive Hanging Gardens of Babylon - in one of the most dangerous places on earth 

 

Ancient texts tmay have revealled what could be the site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World for which the location has for centuries remained elusive. 

Now, though, an academic from Oxford University believes she has solved one of the world’s last great archaeological mysteries by identifying the precise spot on which the Hanging Gardens of Babylon once stood. 

Dr Stephanie Dalley focused her search hundreds of miles north of the site of the ancient city of Babylon, now near Hillah, in central Iraq, to support her theory that the lush, elevated marvel was in fact built near the city of Ninevah, in the north of the country.
 

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