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Author Dalley, Stephanie.

Title The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon : an elusive world wonder traced / Stephanie Dalley.

Imprint Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    935.5 DAL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 279 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-268) and index.
Contents Drawing a blank in Babylon -- Classical writers and their testimony -- Three pictures, and Archimedes -- Sennacherib's great invention -- Engineering for water management -- Confusion of names -- The unrivalled palace, the queen, and the garden -- Symbolism and imitators -- Defeat and revival : Nineveh after 612 BC -- Appendix. The section of prism inscription describing the palace and garden.
Summary "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.
Subject Gardens -- Iraq -- Babylon (Extinct city) -- History.
Seven Wonders of the World.
History, Ancient.
Archaeology and history -- Middle East.
Babylon (Extinct city) -- History.
Assyria -- History.
Added Title Hanging Garden of Babylon
ISBN 9780199662265

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