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Hanging Gardens of Babylon   /hˈæŋɪŋ gˈɑrdənz əv bˈæbəlˌɑn/   Listen
Hanging Gardens of Babylon

noun
1.
A terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC.






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"Hanging Gardens of Babylon" Quotes from Famous Books



... charmed by the rhythm of the sumptuous and stately sentences, and his pulses throbbed in response to every measured phrase in which the lore of garden symmetry and the principles of garden science were set forth. He read of the hanging gardens of Babylon, first made by Queen Semiramis, third or fourth from Nimrod, and magnificently renewed by Nabuchodonosor, according to Josephus: "from whence, overlooking Babylon, and all the region about it, he found no circumscription to ...
— Austin and His Friends • Frederic H. Balfour



Words linked to "Hanging Gardens of Babylon" :   garden, Seven Wonders of the World, Babylon, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World



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