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Chapter 3: Kingdoms and Empires in the Middle East
"The Hanging Gardens of Babylon"

Introduction
In this chapter you learned about Nebuchadnezzar's efforts to make Babylon the most beautiful city in the ancient world. What exactly did the Hanging Gardens of Babylon look like and how were they built—or did they exist at all? Sometimes historians and scientists find it necessary to check each other's information, and they come up with interesting results.

Destination Title: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Web site

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Directions
Start at The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Web site.

  • Scroll down the Web page, reading and analyzing the information about the Hanging Gardens.
  • Answer the following questions.


1.  Who supplied most of the descriptive accounts of the Gardens?


2.  In what modern-day country was the ancient city of Babylon once located?


3.  What still-inconclusive evidence have archaeologists found in uncovering Babylon?


4.  What is the most amazing information you learned about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Explain.









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