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Published: 05 February 2015

304 Pages | 90 black and white in-text illustrations and 8 colour plates


ISBN: 9780198728849

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The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon

An Elusive World Wonder Traced

Stephanie Dalley

  • Identifies and locates one of the Ancient World Wonders
  • New description of a very early garden and the technology behind its water supply
  • Identifies the early occurrence of the "Water-raising Screw"
  • Links Assyrian texts and sculpture to later classical sources and explains legends surrounding the characters of Semiramis and Nebuchadnezzar
  • Reassesses specific sculpture in the British Museum