Did the Hanging Gardens of Babylon even Exist?
December 19, 2008 3:50pm CST
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, but some historians don't believe they ever existed Do you believe they existed? Here is a story with the history of the gardens http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1309855/hanging_gardens_of_babylon.html?cat=2
19 Dec 08
i just simply took it at that value...that since history had it, then it must be truly be in existince. that it was constructed by the orders of a king as a present for the queen, i believed that, too. after all, history is supposedly a record of all that had taken place only. so i believed then that there really was such a garden. it was not hanging in the air without supports, though. it was called a hanging garden because the plants were then all hanging from poles and beams. yes, that kind. then, it was presented with a truly amazing architecture to come with. at that time, coming forth with such a garden in such a structural presentation was truly breathtaking. that's what made a world wonder then.
23 Dec 08
Since they are part of ancient world history, and should part of local legend....at least part of it should be true. I do believe they exist in certain manner, not exactly as books describe. And as time fly, the existence has also fade away with all the evidence. BR.b
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23 Dec 08
Hi, that was a great read, I guess it is like many stories. We can choose to believe or disbelieve it is our own choices. I like things that has actual proof but I guess if someone wants to believe in a fantasy of something that was grand who am I to dispute their beliefs. For I know I don't like when I have a belief in something and no one believe in it.
19 Dec 08
yes I believe they did exist. As your article points out some Greek historians wrote about them extensively. They must have been a magnificent site. There is some confusion as to where they were located. I believe they were in Babylon and they were built for the wife of the ruler. She hailed from Persia and longed for the plants and trees of her homeland. That is why some people say they were actually in Persia (Iran of today).
20 Dec 08
yes Iraq no one questions that they were in iraq, which was mesopotamia at the time in babylon to be precise but because they cannot find the site they this historians question if they existed or it was a legend. My Matt is satisfied that they were real, I think they were too.