The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon

The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon

An Elusive World Wonder Traced

Book - 2013
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An exciting story of archaeological detection as well as a vividly written description of a little-known civilization. Dalley, a world expert on ancient Babylonian language, describes how deciphering an ancient Assyrian text-- and comparing it to sculpture in the British Museum-- provided the clues that enabled her to pin down where the Garden was positioned and to describe in detail what it may have looked like.
"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." --Publisher.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom :, Oxford University Press,, 2013.
ISBN: 9780199662265
0199662266
Characteristics: xviii, 279 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some col.), maps, plans ; 22 cm.

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